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Premier Matteo Renzi said Thursday that an investment plan proposed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker worth some 300-billion euros "is a step forward".

5-Star Movement 'waiting right moment'

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Beppe Grillo, leader of the 5-Star Movement (M5S) said Thursday that he is sure he will form a government and he is just waiting the right moment.
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Napolitano confirms 'nearing the end of my mandate'

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President Giorgio Napolitano on Thursday confirmed his resignation as Premier Matteo Renzi said an election will be "no problem". Napolitano said in a speech what many have expected - his plans to resign at the end of this year.

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2,000 students, friends, gather at funeral for Loris

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As his father helped to carry the small white coffin bearing the body of Loris Stival, 8, into church for the child's funeral Thursday, a crowd of some 2,000 people including students and friends spilled outside.

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Malagò 'would have done same as Kostner'

Sports. Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò said Wednesday that he would have done the same as Caroline Kostner when she told inspectors that her ex boyfriend was not with her after they turned up on her doorstep for a doping test.



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Hundreds of restaurants to offer dishes ahead of trade fair

Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, Expo 2015 culinary 'ambassadors'

Dishes incorporating Parmesan cheese and Parma's famed prosciutto ham will be offered to visitors to Milan Expo 2015, and from next week will act as culinary 'ambassadors' in restaurants around the world, organisers said Thursday.


Expo Exhibition focuses on vital role of water in life

Expo: Venice to be water capital with display at Milan 2015

Aquae Venezia 2015 will be a large international exhibition at Milan Expo 2015 with a special inauguration on May 3, two days before the official opening of the entire event, officials said Thursday.

Italian pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

Milan fair 'unique experience for business opportunities'

Foreign minister presents Expo for Firms

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Agriculture Minister delegate for Expo Maurizio Martina will present Thursday an 'Expo for Firms' conference.


15-mln-euro pavilion to later be transferred to Parma

Expo: Italian food industry showcased in 1,000 brands

There will not be another Universal Exposition in Italy for the next century, statistics say, and the Federalimentare pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 will not only have to provide millions of foreign visitors with an overview of Italian food products, it will ...


Rail operator offers tickets through its sales outlets

Expo 2015 tickets available through Trenitalia

Italian rail operator Trenitalia announced on Tuesday that it is selling Milan Expo 2015 tickets through its sales outlets.


World Fair president hopes Italian pavilion will boost tourism

Expo must be 'spark' for Italy - Poletti

Labor Minister Giuliano Poletti has said that the six-month Milan Expo 2015, kicking off on May 1 next year, is ''a winning bet'' and could be ''the spark that ignites the flame'' for employment and investment in recession-hit Italy.


American Food 2.0 to get financial and technological support

Microsoft to contribute to US Expo 2015 pavilion

Computer software giant Microsoft will contribute to the realisation of the US pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, company and pavilion representatives said on Thursday. Microsoft will provide financial and technological support to the 'American Food 2.


Lights in Via del Corso evoke flags of 144 participating States

Rome hails Milan Expo 2015 with Xmas lights

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino on Tuesday switched on Christmas lights in the city centre that look forward to next year's Expo 2015 in Milan.


Barilla-supported initiative to halve food waste by 2020

Coop to support Barilla's Milan Protocol

Italy's ANCC-Coop and Coop Italia, the two national organizations running a consortium of consumer cooperatives, have officially become supporters of the Milan Protocol designed to slash food waste by 50% within five years.


Gentiloni says Lavrov confirmed Russian president to visit

Putin to attend Milan Expo 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday confirmed that President Vladimir Putin will attend Milan Expo 2015, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said after a bilateral meeting in Basel.


Culture minister says World Fair being 'underestimated'

Chinese back for more after buying 1 million Milan Expo tickets

Chinese buyers are set to come back for more Milan Expo 2015 tickets, having already snapped up one million tickets for next year's World Fair, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Wednesday.


Official airlines of Expo placed next to Palazzo Italia

Alitalia-Etihad assigned pavilion at Expo

Alitalia and Etihad Airways, designated the official global airline carriers of Expo 2015, announced on Monday that they were officially assigned Lot 5, next to the Palazzo Italia, to build their two-storey 1,150-square-metre pavilion at the world's fair.

Alitalia, Etihad at Expo

Italian cabinet vows to act against food waste

Milan Expo boasts 1 bn in foreign investments to date

The food-themed Milan Expo 2015 kicking off on May 1 "has already attracted one billion euros in foreign investments, an important result," says Expo President Diana Bracco.


Gala group will provide 18.5 mn euros of electricity

Milan Expo 2015 to be powered by green energy

Electricity for the exhibition sites of Milan Expo 2015 world fair will be "green" with clean energy provided by publicly traded Gala. The energy company is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange's AIM Italia market for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Milan Expo

Two-day event anticipates 'Fields of tomorrow' pavilion

Israeli innovation stars at Expo Gate

The traditions of the 'Land of milk and honey' are at the centre of a two-day event at Milan's Expo Gate on 29 and 30 November to present the Israeli pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2015.


'Important awareness-raising event on World's Fair key theme

Science of food show in Milan ahead of Expo 2015

An exhibition exploring the science of food will open in Milan on Friday ahead of next year's Expo 2015.


Jin Jing, China Radio International to report on world's fair

China gearing up for Milan Expo

China is gearing up to report on the Universal Exposition in Milan next year with a website in Italian - China.com - and a Chinese-Italian bilingual mobile app to officially cover all events at the food-themed event.


Scenes of 'Joseph the Jew' on display in Rome, Milan, Florence

Medici tapestries reunited for Expo 2015

Twenty famous Medici tapestries featuring the stories of Joseph the Jew are to be brought together in an itinerant exhibition to coincide with Milan Expo 2015.


'Wealthy, educated visitors in search of luxury and quality'

Over one million Chinese tourists to attend Milan Expo

More than one million Chinese tourists are set to reach Milan in time for the 2015 Expo world's fair, sources at a tourist industry forum said Monday.

Expo Milan 2015

Italian firm chosen for liability, civil insurance at world fair

Generali to insure Milan Expo 2015

Insurer Generali Italia has won the contract to provide civil liability and damage insurance for Milan Expo 2015. The coverage will be provided through its Global Corporate and Commercial business unit.