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Draghi warms strong recovery unlikely soon

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Warning of "excessively low" inflation across the eurozone with no sign of economic recovery, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the ECB stands ready to take dramatic action.

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Govt moots TV tax on electric bill

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The economy ministry said Friday the government's plan to include Italy's public TV viewing tax in electric bills under its 2015 budget will cut down on the high rate of evasion.
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Conte 'likes' Allegri's coaches summit

Sports. Azzurri coach Antonio Conte on Friday praised Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri's proposed summit between Italy's 20 Series A coaches to debate ways to improve Italian soccer.

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Roma's Castan will return 200%

Sports. AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia said Friday that he was confident Brazilian defender Leandro Castán will make a full recovery after brain surgery.

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Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

Sports. Ferrari announced Thursday that Fernando Alonso is leaving their Formula One team, with Germany's four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel taking his place next season.


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Eight Italian chefs to become event's ambassadors

Milan Expo to be a 'big success', Renzi

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi this week has expressed his confidence in the outcome of Milan Expo 2015.


One million bought by Chinese visitors to world's fair

Six million Milan Expo 2015 tickets sold

Milan Expo 2015 Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said Wednesday that more than six million tickets have already been sold for next year's world fair that begins in May. "We have already sold six and half million tickets around the world," Sala said.


Iconic drawing on exhibit for a month at Royal Palace

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man, on show during Milan Expo

Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated drawing titled Vitruvian Man will be on display in Milan for a month during the Expo world's fair to be held next year, sources said Tuesday.


Heavy rainfall, floods did not damage event, debuting May 1

Expo to help Milan after floods, Sala says

The food-themed Universal Exposition debuting in Milan on May 1 will aid Italy's financial capital recover from devastating floods and prevent them in the future, Milan Expo 2015 Chief Giuseppe Sala said Monday.


'Confidence that we will make it, leave our mark' says Sala

Milan Expo 2015 chief calls for 'confidence'

The food-themed Universal Exposition to be held in Milan next year "must be the Expo of confidence", the event's chief Giuseppe Sala has said. "Confidence that we will make it, that we will do a good job and do it on time," Sala said.


To foster kids' awareness of Expo food-related themes

Childrenshare, a new Expo/MUBA program for kids

Organisers of next year's Milan Expo world fair and the Milan Children's Museum (MUBA) on Thursday unveiled a program called Childrenshare, which is designed to sensitize the youngest generations to the Expo theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.


Expo Three-year deal for trade and tourism

Expo: Milan launches Moscow alliance

Three days in the Russian capital yielded numerous opportunities for the delegation led by Milan mayor Giuliano Pisapia and the Italian embassy to strengthen relations between the two cities and to promote Expo 2015.


President calls on lawmakers to 'pull together'

Expo 'must be a success' says Napolitano

President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday called on lawmakers and officials to make sure that the 2015 Expo world's fair to take place in Milan is a success.


2,000 producers across Italy to benefit from funds

Agriculture sector get Expo funding boost

The Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (CIPE) on Monday approved funding worth 130 million euros to promote companies working in the agricultural sector in view of next year's Milan Expo.


Studies relevant to theme 'Feeding the planet, energy for life'

Milan university funds 10 research projects for Expo 2015

Milan's Bicocca University is funding 10 research projects pertaining to next year's Universal Exhibition on the theme 'Feeding the planet, energy for life', media reported Tuesday.

TsUM department store hosts venue

Milan, Expo 2015 info point opens in Moscow

An information point dedicated to Milan and next year's Expo 2015 opened in Moscow on Monday.


Music Iconic music event to take place at Mediolanum Forum

MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan in 2015

Expo 2015 host city Milan will be the site of the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held in the northern Italian city's Mediolanum Forum as part of the world's fair.


Promoters seeks to reduce by half estimated food waste by 2015

Milan Expo Protocol climaxes Italy's EU semester

themed Expo 2015 Milan trade fair. The Protocol, a high point of Italy's rotating chairmanship of the European Union, features an awareness campaign aimed at cutting by as much as one half the estimated 1.


Chinese parliament VP and delegation touring Italy

Ping says 1 mn Chinese tourists for Expo

A million Chinese tourists are expected to come to Milan for Expo 2015, said Zhang Ping, a vice chairman in the Chinese parliament and head of a Chinese parliamentary delegation currently touring Italy, on Friday.


China Vanke pavilion presented

Expo continues worldwide roadshow

The worldwide Road to Milan Expo 2015 roadshow to promote the food-themed Universal Exposition touched down in Dubai this week.


Veneranda Fabrica del Duomo sets rich calendar

Milan's Duomo Factory readies for Expo

Think Milan and one of the first images that is likely to come to mind is the imposing, pink marble Duomo, the main cathedral, located right in the center of the city.


Promoters seeks to reduce by half food waste

Milan protocol presented to EU Parliament before Expo 2015

themed Expo 2015 Milan trade fair. The Protocol features an awareness campaign aimed at slashing the estimated 1.


Presents programme for world's fair

Milan Duomo works chief hopes pope will visit Expo 2015

The head of the organisation that maintains Milan's iconic Dumo on Thursday said he hoped Pope Francis will take up Expo 2015's invitation to visit the world's fair on sustainable food.


'Only half hour more to get from Milan to Florence' - minister

Botticelli's Venus not going to Milan Expo 2015

Botticelli's Venus will not be loaned from Florence's Uffizi Gallery to Turin's Reggia di Venaria for the Milan Expo 2015 world's fair, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Monday.


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Work ends on 80% of infrastructures for Milan Expo 2015

Six months before the start of Milan Expo 2015, construction work has been completed on 80% of infrastructures and is well underway on most of the 53 single-nation pavilions at the food-themed event, Expo chief Giuseppe Sala has said.








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