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Italy unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war

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GENOA, Italy Italian unions refused on Monday to load electricity generators onto a Saudi Arabian ship with weapons on board in a protest against the war in Yemen.

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Benetton family wants Generali to stay in Italian hands - report 19 May 2019

MILAN The Benetton family wants Generali to remain in Italian hands and is ready to tighten its grip on Europe's third-biggest insurer along with other Italian investors, Luciano Benetton said in a newspaper interview.

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ECB's Knot says euro zone inflation is not where ECB wants it 19 May 2019

MILAN Inflation in the euro zone is not at the level the European Central Bank wants it to be, ECB policymaker Klaas Knot said in an interview published by Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Sunday.

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Cheers and jeers as Europe's far-right rallies in Milan 18 May 2019

MILAN Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the continent following next week's EU parliamentary election. | Video

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Italy central bank to spurn firms that don't go green 18 May 2019

ROME The Bank of Italy plans to adopt investment criteria which reward companies that take action on climate change, joining other central banks, commercial banks and fund managers in ratcheting up pressure on boardrooms to go green.

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Italy's Salvini says EU vote will lead to big changes in Europe 17 May 2019

MILAN This month's European Parliament election will shake up the continent, leading to a relaxation of budget rules and influencing the choice of the next central bank chief, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.

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Factbox: The national stakes in the EU elections 17 May 2019

LONDON Beyond determining the balance of power of the next European Parliament, this week's EU elections can have knock-on effects in the domestic politics of Europe's member states. Here are some examples of how the elections play out nationally.

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Consumer bodies seek to force Alibaba portal to honour EU shoppers' rights 17 May 2019

BRUSSELS Consumer bodies from Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain on Friday urged their national consumer protection agencies to act against Alibaba's online shopping portal for allegedly setting unfair terms for EU users.

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Italy coalition aims to heal its wounds after bitter EU vote race 16 May 2019

ROME Italy's ruling parties intend to relaunch their coalition after next week's European elections, sources from both parties say, but it may not be easy after attacking each other for weeks during a bitter campaign.

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EssilorLuxottica shareholders rebuff new independent directors 16 May 2019

PARIS EssilorLuxottica's shareholders have rejected the appointment of two new independent directors to the board of the Franco-Italian eyewear group, raising fresh doubts over whether a management crisis has been resolved.

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Iran calls on Trump to address Iranians with respect, not threat of war

LONDON Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.