Industrial development association Svimez said in a report on Thursday that southern Italy suffered its seventh consecutive year of negative growth in 2014, further increasing the gulf with the wealthier north of the country.
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be the next Italian to conduct a mission on the International Space Station (ISS), ANSA sources said on Thursday. It will be the 58-year-old's third trip to outer space.
President Sergio Mattarella said Thursday that the reform of Italy's political machinery was one of the key issues that the current parliamentary term will address. "I hope that the path of reforms is completed after decades of unsuccessful attempts," he said.
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