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Regional Policy 05-04-2016

Southern regions found lacking in new Commission index

Publication of the EU’s social progress index (SPI) has shown that many areas of the bloc still have work to do at a regional level. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Health 29-03-2016

MEPs move to tackle animal diseases

MEPs have agreed on a package of measures that is intended to combat animal epidemics, while at the same time maintaining animal welfare. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Hate speech targeted by Council of Europe

The Council of Europe has published a series of guidelines on preventing and combatting hate speech. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 16-03-2016

EU approves duty-free Tunisian olive oil imports

The European Parliament has agreed to waive taxes on olive oil imports from Tunisia to the EU, in a bid to boost the country’s economy. The move has prompted anger from Italian MEPs. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 02-03-2016

Rome sets sights on complete revision of nitrates legislation

Following the European Commission's termination of an infringement procedure against the member state, Italy has updated its rules relating to the use of animal waste in agriculture and still retains hopes of amending the EU's Nitrates Directive. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Trade & Society 22-02-2016

Italian beach operators wait on ECJ ruling

European legislation on the single market for services continues to haunt beachside operators, who fear increased competition and a loss of investment. A forthcoming ECJ ruling could prove to be significant. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 18-02-2016

Rip-off Italian products can ‘no longer be tolerated’

An Italian MEP has urged the European Commission to crack down on ‘Italian sounding’ products that pose a threat to his country’s valuable artisanal food industry. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 16-02-2016

Italy demands EU protection for tomatoes

On top of an increase in imports of Tunisian olive oil, Italy is also worried about competition from Moroccan tomato growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

ComAgri wants Commission olive oil plan changes

The European Commission's proposal to allow the sale of 35,000 tons of duty-free Tunisian olive oil in 2016 and 2017 has once again come under fire. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Italy continues to drag feet on same-sex civil unions

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Italy for its continuing stance on same-sex relationships and cast doubt on new legislation currently being considered by Rome’s lawmakers. EURACTIV Italy reports.

A not so ‘dolce vita’ for Romans

Romans are the least satisfied with their quality of life according to a recent survey that focused on the inhabitants of EU capitals. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Med & South 26-01-2016

Shortlist for European Capital of Innovation unveiled

Milan and Turin are among the nine cities that have made it to the final stage of the competition to be named European Capital of Innovation. EURACTIV Italy reports.

EU-funded earth observation satellite finally in orbit

The Jason-3 satellite has finally been put into Low Earth orbit, after several delays, and will now provide European scientists with essential data regarding the state of the planet’s oceans. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Languages & Culture 18-01-2016

EU to publish job ads in all languages

By the spring, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) will publish notices regarding its selection procedure in all official EU languages, instead of just French, German and English. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Climate change 06-01-2016

Smog causes 84,000 premature deaths annually in Italy

The European Commission is ready to proceed with infringement procedures against Italy on account of its dire smog problem. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Med & South 11-12-2015

More infringement procedures for Italy

Two new infringement procedures have been opened against Italy by the European Commission, which has also taken further action in three cases that are already active. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 04-12-2015

Italians press Commission to drop Tunisian duty-free olive oil import plan

Italian politicians have submitted a proposal that would limit the amount of duty-free Tunisian olive oil imported into Europe, saying the plan comes at the worse possible moment for Italian growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 17-11-2015

Italy opens door for farmers to replant lost olive trees

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture is working on allowing the replanting of olive trees, up to now prohibited because of the virulent Xylella bacterium. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 09-11-2015

Italian farmers want to seize TTIP opportunity

Representatives of Italian agriculture have expressed doubts over TTIP's transparency - but have urged against "demonising" the agreement. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 19-10-2015

Italian olive growers gain reprieve from regional court

The destruction of olive trees in Puglia has been temporarily halted on the orders of a regional court, pending further tests on the disease affecting them. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Regional Policy 16-10-2015

Alpine macroregion close to launch

The EUSALP project moves closer towards reality, while its maritime cousin, EUSAIR, struggles to provide results. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Parliament approves Alitalia request for EU aid fund

The European Parliament has approved a request to use the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help ex-Alitalia employees. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 01-10-2015

Parmesan remains on the menu

The Italian government has no intention of repealing a law that prohibits the use of powdered milk in the production of dairy products. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Alitalia request for EGF funds approved

The European Parliament's Committee on Budgets has approved a request to use the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help ex-Alitalia employees. EURACTIV Italy reports.