European Union takes Italy to Court over air pollution and failure to properly treat urban waste water

The European Union decided to refer Italy to the Court of Justice of the Eu in two separate cases regarding environment legislation, in the specific – air and water pollution The first case concerns air pollution, and a failure to protect citizens against the effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The European Union is calling Italy Read more about European Union takes Italy to Court over air pollution and failure to properly treat urban waste water[…]

European Union invests in infrastructure and cultural heritage in Napoli – Italy

The European Union adopted five major Cohesion Policy projects, altogether worth 868 million euros, for better transport and water infrastructure and to preserve cultural heritage in the Italian city of Napoli This investment package will allow the finalisation of works started in the previous 2007-2013 budget period. These five projects will be completed between 2020 Read more about European Union invests in infrastructure and cultural heritage in Napoli – Italy[…]

Earthquake damage in Italy: €1.2 billion in european aid approved

Between late August 2016 and mid-January 2017, a series of earthquakes, of magnitudes ranging from 5.9 to 6.5 on the Richter scale, followed by many aftershocks, affected vast areas of the Apennines chain in central Italy, in particular the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria. They left 333 people dead and over 30.000 displaced Read more about Earthquake damage in Italy: €1.2 billion in european aid approved[…]

Forest fires in Italy: the european Union provides immediate help

On 12 July, the european forest fires information System recorded 24 fires that burned in Italy. Forest fires rage over a big part in the south of the Country, including the regions of Sicily, Basilicata, Campania, Lazio and Calabria. Forest fire risk is expected to remain at very high levels in the south of the Read more about Forest fires in Italy: the european Union provides immediate help[…]

Action plan to support Italy, reduce pressure and increase solidarity in the central Mediterranean route

The European Union and its member states have progressively laid out a stronger and more articulated policy response to save lives and better manage migratory flows in the central mediterranean, but the loss of life and continuing migratory flows of primarily economic migrants on the central mediterranean route is a structural challenge and remains an Read more about Action plan to support Italy, reduce pressure and increase solidarity in the central Mediterranean route[…]

26-27 May: The European Union at the G7 summit in Taormina

The 43rd edition of the G7 will take place from 26 to 27 May in the Sicilian city of Taormina (Italy), under Italian presidency. The European Union, who is a full member of the G7 (and the G20), will be jointly represented by the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Read more about 26-27 May: The European Union at the G7 summit in Taormina[…]

European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship in Rome – Italy

Tomorrow, the european Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship will be in Rome, Italy where he will meet with the italian Minister of the interior to discuss the current migratory challenges Italy is facing. The european Commissioner will also meet with the italian Minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation to discuss the external Read more about European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship in Rome – Italy[…]

The european Union approves the “Burrata di Andria” from Italy and the “Vale of Evesham Asparagus” from United Kingdom in the register of protected geographical indications

The european Union has approved the registration of two new products from Italy and the United Kingdom in the register of protected geographical indications (PGI). For Italy, it is the “Burrata di Andria”, a cheese made from cow’s milk with rounded shape produced in the region of Puglia, in the south of the country. One Read more about The european Union approves the “Burrata di Andria” from Italy and the “Vale of Evesham Asparagus” from United Kingdom in the register of protected geographical indications[…]

Solidarity with Italy: european funds to support reconstruction efforts after the earthquakes

When tragedy struck the heart of Italy with a deadly earthquake and aftershocks at the end of August 2016, and again in October, the european Commission stood in full solidarity with the Italian people. The Commission announced its full support, first to address the immediate emergency situation, and later to start rebuilding, together with the Read more about Solidarity with Italy: european funds to support reconstruction efforts after the earthquakes[…]

Three european transactions in Italy and Bulgaria to support energy efficiency and small businesses

Three different transactions are completed in two countries which benefit from the support of the european fund for strategic investments. In Italy, the european investment bank has agreed to provide a €300 million loan to Italian company Italgas to improve the efficiency of gas distribution networks through the rollout of smart gas meters. The european Read more about Three european transactions in Italy and Bulgaria to support energy efficiency and small businesses[…]

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