Rome, September 1 - Civil protection authorities on Monday issued weather alerts for most of Italy as a wave of inclement weather pounded the peninsula and meteorologists predicted more heavy rains and squalls. Snow fell above 2,000 meters in the northern Friuli Venezia Giulia region, where volunteer firefighting chief Alexander Mayr, 39, lost his life when a landslide swept him into a torrent. Mayr was ...
Berlin, September 1 - The interior ministers of Germany and France on Monday called on Italy to respect EU regulations on asylum seekers. "Many of the refugees disembarking in Italy are headed to north European countries," the interior ministers said in a joint note after a bilateral meeting on Sunday. EU regulations say "migrants must be processed in the first European port of entry," the ministers ...
Rome, September 1 - The public sector had capital requirements of 7.5 billion euros in August, down from 9.4 billion in the same period last year, the economy ministry said Monday. Capital requirements in the first eight months of the year equaled 50.4 billion euros, or 10.6 billion euros less than in the same period in 2013. The drop is due to lower interest rates on public debt, the treasury said.
Naples, September 1 - Police on Monday warned against online romance scams, in which people feign a relationship in order to extort money from lonely-hearts. A case in point is Marco, 50, who met a woman on a dating site and who, after months of chatting and invitations to meet in person, found himself loaning her money she said she would repay. After attempting in vain to contact her in the real ...
Milan, September 1 - Luxottica will give outgoing CEO Andrea Guerra a golden parachute of 10 million euros, company sources said Monday after a board meeting of the eyewear giant. Guerra is also to receive almost 600,000 euros in severance pay and another 800,000 euros as part of a non-compete clause for the next two years. "We hope for annual growth of at least 7% going forward," said ...
Turin, September 1 - Italy's car market shed 0.2% in August, but has risen 3.52% since the beginning of the year, the transport ministry made known Monday. Also in August, Fiat carmaker sold 6.89% fewer vehicles than in the same period in 2013, with sales down 1.01% since the beginning of the year.
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