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Center-left Premier Matteo Renzi celebrated Tuesday after the Senate approved the government's 'Italicum' electoral reform bill with 184 votes in favor, 66 nays and 2 abstaining.


Bank of Italy says QE means better growth

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Italy's economic growth in the coming months will be "significantly higher than the latest forecast," thanks to the new quantitative easing policy from the ECB, Bank of Italy Deputy Director General Fabio Panetta said Tuesday.

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Italy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Italy marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday with ceremonies and events up and down the country commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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Eto'o moves from Everton to Sam

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Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday completed a move from Everton to Sampdoria, returning to Serie A after his glory year with Inter Milan's 2010 treble side. "I've signed for three and a half years," he tweeted in English after his presentation by the Genoa side.


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Roma, Milan agree terms for Destro

Sports. AS Roma and AC Milan have agreed terms for the transfer of Mattia Destro from Rome to Milan, sources at the Rossoneri said Tuesday. An OK from the striker is all that is needed to seal the deal, they said.




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12 trade delegations to visit Cibus è Italia over six months

110 firms sign up to MilanExpo food pavilion - Cibus è Italia

Some 110 companies have already signed up to be present at Cibus è Italia, the food enterprises pavilion at Expo 2015, ANSA sources said on Tuesday.


5,000 square metre pavilion to host 6 cocoa-producing countries

Eurochocolate to run Expo cocoa pavilion

Eurochocolate, organizers of one of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe, have been chosen for project and commercial management of the Cocoa Cluster at Expo Milan 2015, Eurochocolate President Eugenio Guarducci said on Monday.

Eurochocolate

Paris-Milan high speed route will add a stop at Expo

French railway to sponsor Expo pavilion

The TGV France-Italy high speed train that connects Paris and Milan will be an official partner of the France pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, said SNCF, France's national state-owned railway company, on Monday.

Paris-Milan rail at Expo

Over 1,300 events to be promoted at 'Very Bello!' site

Site to give tourism a boost during Expo

More than 1,300 cultural events in Italy will be publicized on a new website developed by the Cultural Ministry to encourage tourism throughout the country during Expo Milan 2015.

Very Bello!

5,000 square metre pavilion to host 6 cocoa-producing countries

Eurochocolate to run Expo cocoa pavilion

Eurochocolate, organizers of one of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe, have been chosen for project and commercial management of the Cocoa Cluster at Expo Milan 2015, Eurochocolate President Eugenio Guarducci said on Monday.


Kartell president and owner named new ambassador for event

Milan Expo Charter debuts in Washington

While the countdown has started with less than 100 days to go before Milan's food-themed Universal Exposition (Expo) opens on May 1, the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) has presented in Washington the Milan Charter - an Italian initiative for ...


Washington presentation by Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition

Milan Charter unveiled in Washington

The Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) on Thursday presented the Milan Charter, featuring an Italian proposal for a global food agreement that will be illustrated at the Milan Expo world's fair.


First citizen sure police reinforcements will arrive

Milan mayor 'tranquil' on Expo security

Milan Mayor Giuliano Pisapia said Thursday he is "very tranquil" about security at the Expo 2015 world's fair, adding that recent alarmism appeared to be mere speculation.


Eight mn tickets sold, one bn euros in foreign investment

Expo 'optimism' 100 days ahead

Expo world's fair commissioner Giuseppe Sala pronounced himself optimistic Wednesday, 100 days ahead of the opening of the universal exhibition in Milan. "We will be ready," Sala said. "I urge the public to follow our progress on www.expo2015.

Expo commissioner Sala

Expo CEO says 90% of 1 bn foreign investment to go to Italy

Sala says Expo tourism to bring in 5 bn euros

Tourism at Expo 2015 is expected to generate 5 billion euros of revenue, said Expo CEO Giuseppe Sala on Wednesday. Sala said the number is realistic given that 20 million people are expected to visit Expo 2015.


Shows include Leonardo, Giotto, modernist sculptors, dinosaurs

Expo to nourish the mind with art

With 100 days to go the beginning of Expo 2015, all eyes tend to remain focused on the major infrastructure aspects of the project (and whether or not everything will be ready on time).


Expo to kick off with runway show, Silos tour, and Bocelli live

Giorgio Armani named Expo special ambassador

The Expo world's fair will kick off on the evening of April 30 with an Armani show, a guided preview tour of a new exhibition space called Armani Silos, and a concert by operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli.


Martina announces European forum in March against food fraud

Milan Expo to safeguard Italian labels

Italian Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina says Expo 2015 opening in Milan on May 1 will provide extraordinary visibility for Italian-made food products while helping curb food fraud.

Maurizio Martina

Swiss pavilion to host multinational's show

Nestlè unveils Milan Expo exhibition

Swiss food giant Nestlè announced on Thursday that it will host an interactive exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015.

Nestlè at Expo

Program seeks another 1,000 unpaid workers for EU pavilion

14,000 volunteers sign up for Expo 2015

Some 14,000 volunteers have signed up to help with Milan Expo 2015, the coordinating operation Ciessevi Milano reported on Wednesday.

Milan Expo 2015

Web platform pays tribute to Italian excellence in food sector

Expo 'Italian Quality Experience' showcases agri-firms

A special web platform for the Expo 2015 world's fair will showcase Italy's excellence in the food and agriculture sector, which comprises as many as 700,000 firms, chamber of commerce officials said Tuesday. The portals www.


But Commissioner says World Fair preparing to face danger

Expo could be 'ideal target for terror'

Milan Expo 2015 could be the "ideal target for terrorism", Expo Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said on Tuesday in the wake of last week's attacks in France.


Charter on food to be delivered to UN secretary general

Renzi to attend event to develop Expo 2015 Milan Charter

Premier Matteo Renzi will be on hand for Expo 2015's "Expo of Ideas" event at Milan's Hangar Bicocca art museum on February 7, Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina said Monday.

Expo of Ideas coming in February

Fencing, cameras, and personnel says Sala

Expo 2015 ups security at Milan construction site

Milan Prefect Francesco Paolo Tronca and Police Commissioner Luigi Savina inspected the Milan Expo 2015 construction site along with law enforcement forces on Sunday. The inspection came bloody Islamic terrorist attacks last week in France.

Expo Commissioner Giuseppe Sala

First World Fair to receive sustainability assurance

Milan Expo 2015 wins ISO sustainability certification

Expo 2015 s.p.a., the organization managing the six-month World's Fair to be held in Milan starting May 1, has been granted ISO 20121:2012 certification.