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Italy readies pension reform, may end early retirement scheme ahead of schedule

23 Jan 2020

ROME Italy is preparing to reform its pension system again to make it more flexible for those who want to leave work early, officials say, and the changes may include ending ahead of time a costly but underused 2018 plan that lowered the minimum retirement age.

Italy's Atlantia ready to discuss motorway contract changes -sources

17 Jan 2020

ROME Atlantia has indicated to the Italian government it is prepared to discuss changes to the motorway contract held by its Autostrade per l'Italia unit to end a standoff over its tollway concession, two sources close to the matter said on Friday.

Italy in talks with EU over Popolare Bari rescue

10 Jan 2020

ROME Italy's government is in talks with the European Union over a rescue plan for cooperative bank Popolare di Bari, which was put under special administration by the Bank of Italy in December, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Friday.

Bank of Italy warns a number of the country's smaller banks are at risk

09 Jan 2020

ROME A senior Bank of Italy official warned on Thursday that a number of smaller banks, especially in the country's disadvantaged south, were at risk of going out of business in a fast-changing industry and stressed the importance of government help.

Italy, Autostrade exploring ways to resolve concession stand-off: sources

08 Jan 2020

ROME/MILAN The Italian government and Atlantia's motorway unit are exploring ways to break a stand-off over the group's road concession which some members of the ruling coalition want to revoke, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Italy, Autostrade exploring ways to resolve concession stand-off -sources

08 Jan 2020

ROME/MILAN, Jan 8 The Italian government and Atlantia's motorway unit are exploring ways to break a stand-off over the group's road concession which some members of the ruling coalition want to revoke, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Italy govt, Autostrade exploring ways to resolve concession stand-off-sources

08 Jan 2020

ROME/MILAN, Jan 8 The Italian government and Atlantia's motorway unit are exploring ways to break a stand-off over the group's road concession which some members of the ruling coalition want to revoke, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday.

Italy pushes on with plans to reform motorway concession rules

24 Dec 2019

ROME The Italian government is pressing ahead with measures to make it easier and less costly to revoke concessions to operate motorways, even though one party in the ruling coalition opposes this, top officials said on Tuesday.

Officials of Italy's ruling parties to meet over motorway concession decree

23 Dec 2019

ROME Top officials in Italy's ruling coalition will meet on Monday to try to resolve a dispute over plans to make it easier to revoke Atlantia's motorway concession following the deadly collapse of a bridge in Genoa, a government source said.

Italian government is split over norms to revoke motorway concessions

21 Dec 2019

ROME Italy's government failed to agree on Saturday on a law that would make it easier and less costly to revoke concessions to operate motorways, a sign of division among the ruling parties on how to handle the aftermath of a fatal road bridge collapse last year.

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.