Renzi faces tense political climate (even by Italian standards)

The new Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made yesterday his first official visit in the country. The chosen location was Treviso, the heartland of the Italian North-East, a region known as “the locomotive of Europe” but now struggling with the crisis. Mr Renzi visited a school and then met local Mayors and entrepreneurs in the … Continue reading

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Fake Italian olive oil removed from Harrods

The Inspector General’s Department of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture announced today that the world famous Harrods department store in London had removed from its shelves a lot of olive oil which falsely claimed to be made in Italy. The swift cross-border action was allowed by EU rules in force. Frauds related to the fake … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Foreign relations

Italian Government buries Abu Omar case

The Italian Supreme Court ordered to archive the case against five members of the Italian intelligence services, including high-ranking officers Mr Nicolò Pollari and Mr Marco Mancini. The case was related to the extraordinary rendition of radical imam Abu Omar, but was blocked by the Government by declaring the file a secret of State. A … Continue reading