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PM Conte tells Italians to avoid skiing at Christmas due to COVID-19 risk
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned Italians not to ski during the Christmas holidays to help curb a second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 50,000. But Conte said this year it would not be possible “to allow holidays on the snow. Many Italian regions are under partial lockdown to try to slow the outbreak, with restrictions due to stay in place until at least Dec. 3. Most of the ski resorts are concentrated in the northern regions of Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Trentino, Alto Adige. Conte said that he has held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over a “common European protocol”.
Persons: Giuseppe Conte, Yara, Conte, ” Conte, Valeria Ghezzi, “ Conte, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters Locations: ROME, Chigi, Rome, Italy, Europe, Britain, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Trentino, Alto Adige, Austria, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Mont Blanc
FILE PHOTO: China's State Councillor Wang Yi gestures as he meets with Canada's Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne in Rome, Italy, August 25, 2020. TRADEWhile encouraging its companies to diversify supply chains away from China, Japan is getting closer with Beijing through trade agreements. Wang will fly to South Korea after Japan, for talks that will include North Korea. The United States, a key security backer of Japan and South Korea, is going through a drawn-out leadership transition to new president-elect Joe Biden. Experts said Wang’s diplomacy could help lay the groundwork for a trilateral summit with Japan and South Korea to push forward trade partnerships.
Persons: Wang Yi, Francois, Philippe Champagne, Nardi Wang, Yoshihide Suga, Suga, Japan’s, Toshimitsu Motegi, Wang, Motegi, China’s, Biden, , Toshiya Takahashi, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, , Donald Trump Organizations: China’s, Canada's, REUTERS, Comprehensive Economic, Shoin University, The, Trans, Pacific, U.S Locations: TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan, China's, Rome, Italy, China, United States, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, East, Beijing, South Korea, North Korea, The United States
Italy's COVID-19 death toll passes 50,000, with 630 new fatalities
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Gavin Jones | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
There were 148,945 coronavirus tests carried out in the past day, the ministry said, against a previous 188,747. While Italy’s daily death tolls have been the highest in Europe over recent days, the increase in hospital admissions and intensive care occupancy has slowed. The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 stood at 34,697 on Monday, a rise of 418 from the day before. The northern region of Lombardy, centred on Italy’s financial capital Milan, remained the hardest hit area on Monday, reporting 5,289 new cases. Neighbouring Veneto, which has a much smaller population, chalked up the second highest number of new cases, at 2,540.
Persons: swabs Locations: ROME, Italy, Europe, Britain, COVID, Lombardy, Milan, Veneto
New Autostrade motorway tariff proposal lifts Atlantia shares
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
MILAN (Reuters) - Atlantia shares rose more than 3% on Monday after the infrastructure group’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia put forward a fresh proposal for a new tariff system which analysts said could break a deadlock with Rome. FILE PHOTO: The logo of an infrastructure group Atlantia is seen outside their headquarters, in Rome, Italy October 5, 2020. The bridge disaster killed 43 people and generated a public backlash against Autostrade and the Benetton family, which owns 30% in Atlantia through its holding company Edizione. A deadline for CDP to present a binding offer for Autostrade expires on Nov. 30. Atlantia shares were up 2.8% at 1005 GMT, outperforming a 0.9% rise in Milan’s blue-chip index.
Persons: l’Italia, Guglielmo Mangiapane, Cassa, , Marco Opipari, Gianni Mion, Enrico Laghi, Laghi Organizations: MILAN, REUTERS, Reuters, Autostrade’s, Benetton, Alitalia Locations: Rome, Italy, Atlantia, Autostrade
Governments across Europe are preparing plans to ease lockdowns in December and allow their citizens some kind of celebration over Christmas. But they are warning that this won’t be a normal festive season. If it is too loose, the danger rises of a third surge of coronavirus infections and deaths before vaccines become widely available. Across the continent, new lockdowns have succeeded in bringing down infections. On Monday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a nationwide lockdown in England will end Dec. 2 as scheduled.
Persons: Boris Johnson Locations: Europe, England
FILE PHOTO: Enrico Laghi, when Alitalia special commissioner, attends a news conference at the Alitalia headquarters at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File PhotoROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Benetton family has ousted Gianni Mion as head of its holding company Edizione, replacing him with well-connected business professor Enrico Laghi, the company said on Sunday, as it tries to solve a long-running dispute over its motorway unit. The wealthy family, which owns 30% of infrastructure group Atlantia, has been embroiled in a feud with the Italian government since a bridge operated by its motorway operator Autostrade per l’Italia, collapsed in 2018, killing 43 people. Laghi will supervise Edizione in its ties with the companies it invests in including Atlantia -- which controls Autostrade --Autogrill, and others. Mion, a veteran advisor to the Benettons, was reappointed last July to serve a three-year term as Edizione chairman.
Persons: Enrico Laghi, Leonardo da Vinci, Remo Casilli, Gianni Mion, Laghi Organizations: Alitalia, Fiumicino, REUTERS, Benetton, Edizione Locations: Italy, ROME, Atlantia
FILE PHOTO: Enrico Laghi, when Alitalia special commissioner, attends a news conference at the Alitalia headquarters at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Italy May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File PhotoROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Benetton family has ousted Gianni Mion as head of its holding company Edizione, replacing him with well-connected business professor Enrico Laghi, the company said on Sunday, as it tries to solve a long-running dispute over its motorway unit. The wealthy family, which owns 30% of infrastructure group Atlantia, has been embroiled in a feud with the Italian government since a bridge operated by its motorway operator Autostrade per l’Italia, collapsed in 2018, killing 43 people. Laghi will supervise Edizione in its ties with the companies it invests in including Atlantia -- which controls Autostrade --Autogrill, and others. Mion, a veteran advisor to the Benettons, was reappointed last July to serve a three-year term as Edizione chairman.
Persons: Enrico Laghi, Leonardo da Vinci, Remo Casilli, Gianni Mion, Laghi Organizations: Alitalia, Fiumicino, REUTERS, Benetton, Edizione Locations: Italy, ROME, Atlantia
Pompeii officials said the men apparently escaped the initial fall of ash from Mount Vesuvius then succumbed to a powerful volcanic blast that took place the next morning. The later blast “apparently invaded the area from many points, surrounding and burying the victims in ash,” Pompeii officials said in a statement. That finding led archaeologists to hypothesize that he was a young man who did manual labor, like that of a slave. He was estimated to have been 30- to 40-years-old, Pompeii officials said. Fragments of white paint were found near the man’s face, probably remnants of a collapsed upper wall, the officials said.
Persons: Mount Vesuvius, , Massimo Osanna, , ” Osanna Organizations: NBC, Italian Culture Ministry Locations: ROME, Vesuvius, Italy, Mount, Naples
Pompeii's ruins yield scalded bodies of rich man and slave
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
One was probably a man of high status, aged between 30 and 40, who still bore traces of a woollen cloak under his neck. The second, probably aged 18 to 23, was dressed in a tunic and had a number of crushed vertebrae, indicating that he had been a slave who did heavy labour. The remains were found in Civita Giuliana, 700 metres northwest of the centre of ancient Pompeii, in an underground chamber in the area of a large villa being excavated. The remains were not discovered until the 16th century and organised excavations began around 1750. However, more recently, attention has focused on arresting the decay or collapse of the exposed ruins.
Persons: scalded, , Massimo Osanna, Dario Franceschini Locations: ROME, Civita, Naples
Slideshow ( 2 images )ROME/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy has picked Bank of America and Orrick as financial and legal advisers to help the Treasury secure a merger deal for bailed-out bank Monte dei Paschi as part of its privatization plan, three sources close to the matter told Reuters. Rome aims to clinch a merger with a healthier peer in 2021, the sources said, to secure a long-term solution for the bank, which is dogged by legal risks and poor quality assets. Monte dei Paschi (MPS) has said its capital buffers are set to fall below minimum requirements early next year, hit by the cost of a bad loan clean-up it is about to complete as well as provisions against legal risks following the conviction of former top executives. Italy’s Treasury and Orrick were not immediately available for comment, while Bank of America declined to comment.
Persons: Orrick Organizations: of America, Treasury, Reuters, Monte, Italy’s Treasury, Bank of America Locations: ROME, MILAN, Italy, dei, Rome
FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of the Monte dei Paschi bank in Siena, central Italy, January 29, 2016. Italy’s Treasury and Bank of America declined to comment, while Orrick was not immediately available. Rome is expected to pay about 150,000 euros in financial and legal fees, with the lion’s share going to Bank of America, the sources said. Rome has set aside 1.5 billion euros to shore up MPS but the bank faces a shortfall of at least 2 billion, sources have said. In the case of MPS, that entails a 3 billion euro earnings boost, sources have said.
Persons: Max Rossi, Giorgio Cocini, Patrizio Messina, Marco Nicolini, Orrick, Jean Pierre Mustier, Organizations: Treasury, of America, REUTERS, Bank, America’s, Bank of America, UBI Banca, MPS, Banco Locations: MILAN, dei, Siena, Italy, Tuscany, Rome
Breakingviews - Italian sovereign fund is a force to reckon with
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Lisa Jucca | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) - When Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) was founded 170 years ago this week, Italy did not yet exist as a nation. In just the past few months, the sovereign wealth fund has clinched deals to build large stakes in pan-European exchange Euronext, rising payments star Nexi and domestic developer Webuild. Excluding state-backed groups, most listed Italian companies are dwarves compared to European or American rivals. The Italian fund paid market prices when agreeing to inject 700 million euros into the Paris-listed exchange operator, along with Milan bank Intesa Sanpaolo. Board renewals at state-backed companies including Telecom Italia and Eni, and agencies like CDP, spark intense political horse-trading.
Persons: King, Victor Emmanuel II, Fabrizio Palermo, Giuseppe Conte’s, Fincantieri, Morgan Stanley, , ” Palermo, Breakingviews, Bulgari, tyremaker Pirelli, Palermo, Organizations: MILAN, Reuters, Webuild, Telecom Italia, Benetton dynasty’s, Eni, Alitalia, Blackstone, Macquarie, Palermo, Borsa Italiana, Intesa, Senior, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Star Movement Locations: Italy, Sardinia, Piedmont, Italian, Navona, Rome, Palermo, , Paris, Milan
MILAN (Reuters) - BPER Banca's EMII.MI biggest shareholder on Friday threw its weight behind the idea of a merger with rival Banco BPM BAMI.MI to create one Italy's biggest banking groups. “Media say Banco BPM is studying options. BPER has said it will consider further M&A once it has integrated the new business, while Banco BPM is actively looking for a partner. Banco BPM had widened ongoing commercial discussions with Credit Agricole CAGR.PA to assess a potential merger but talks have stalled, sources have said. A merger deal between Banco BPM and BPER collapsed at the last minute in 2007 but a tie-up has since remained a possibility.
Persons: Carlo Cimbri, Il, ” Cimbri, Unipol, Intesa Sanpaolo's, Equita, Mediobanca, Intesa, BPER, Paschi, Cimbri, Organizations: MILAN, Banco, , Unipol, Banco BPM, Agricole CAGR.PA, Treasury, Monte dei, Monte Locations: Italy, UBI, Rome, Italian
Banco BPM CEO welcomes BPER's merger overtures
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Andrea Mandala | Valentina Za | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Banco BPM CEO Giuseppe Castagna reaffirmed his bank's interest in exploring tie-ups in response to comments by Carlo Cimbri, head of BPER's biggest shareholder Unipol UNPI.MI, that the idea of a Banco BPM deal with BPER was "fascinating." Castagna said by email that Banco BPM would always consider tie-ups with a strong industrial rational and fit to boost value for shareholders. In the meantime, Banco BPM had widened ongoing commercial discussions with Credit Agricole CAGR.PA to assess a potential merger, but discussions have stalled, sources said. A merger deal between Banco BPM and BPER collapsed at the last minute in 2007 but a tie-up has since remained a possibility. “Banco BPM is a much better deal than Monte dei Paschi.
Persons: BPER EMII.MI, Giuseppe Castagna, Carlo Cimbri, Unipol, BPER, Cimbri, Il, Castagna, ” Castagna, UBI, Intesa Sanpaolo, , Equita, Mediobanca, Intesa, Paschi Organizations: MILAN, Banco, , Banco BPM, Unipol, Agricole CAGR.PA, Treasury, Monte dei, Monte Locations: , BPER, Italy, Rome, Italian
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The investigation is focusing on ocean carriers operating in alliances and calling the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey, according to Commissioner Rebecca Dye, who is leading the investigation. Louis Sola, a commissioner on the FMC, said the agency's investigation into foreign shipping carriers will help protect American exporters. The investigation falls under the FMC's new guidance which examines the ocean carriers' and marine terminal operators' demurrage and detention practices to see if they are "reasonable." "We've spoken with small American importers who've seen their entire third quarter profit margins wiped out by unreasonable detention and demurrage," LaBar said. He accused ocean carriers of turning detention and demurrage penalties into a source of revenue, instead of using these practices to promote a more efficient international shipping system as intended.
Persons: Rebecca Dye, Lloyd, Peter Friedmann, Friedmann, Louis Sola, Sola, Weston LaBar, LaBar, who've Organizations: Cosco Shipping Holdings Co, Shanghai International Port Group Co, Federal Maritime Commission, U.S ., Capitol, Evergreen, CNBC, Agriculture Transportation Coalition, FMC, Harbor Trucking Association Locations: Spain, Port, Shanghai, China, U.S, Long Beach, Los Angeles , New York, New Jersey, Germany, Israel, Rome, Southern California
Europe's economies race to open for Xmas - should they bother?
  + stars: | 2020-11-19 | by ( Mark John | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
LONDON (Reuters) - Is the Christmas economy worth salvaging? FILE PHOTO: A shop assistant works in a Christmas shop, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rome, Italy November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File PhotoAcross Europe, governments have imposed lockdowns through November into early December in the hope they can open up their economies for seasonal festivities. The top five spenders on Christmas in Europe are Britain (639 euros per capita), Spain (554), Italy (549), Germany (488). ‘SCROOGENOMICS’Last-minute shopping is the most visible aspect of the Christmas economy and the one that broadcasters tend to focus on.
Persons: Guglielmo Mangiapane, ” Paul Donovan, , Sodexho, REBA, Joel Waldfogel, Organizations: REUTERS, Deloitte, UBS Global Wealth Management Locations: Rome, Italy, Europe, Britain, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Yale
The department imposed sanctions on what it described as a key patronage network for Khamenei. The sanctions freeze any U.S. assets of those targeted and generally bar Americans from doing business with them. Anyone who engages in certain transactions with these individuals and entities runs the risk of being hit with U.S. sanctions. The Treasury Department also imposed sanctions on Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and accused his ministry of playing a role in serious human rights abuses against Iranians, including during last year’s protests. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement urged other nations to take action against Iran for its human rights abuses.
Persons: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Donald Trump’s, Trump, Joe Biden, Khamenei, Steven Mnuchin, Alireza Miryousefi, ” Miryousefi, Parviz Fattah, Fattah, Barack Obama, Biden, , Henry Rome, Rome, Wednesday’s, Mahmoud Alavi, Mike Pompeo Organizations: WASHINGTON, Washington, U.S . Treasury Department, Khamenei, Foundation, Treasury Department, United Nations, Trump, Eurasia Group, Biden, Iranian Intelligence, U.S . State Department, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Reuters, Iranian Interior Ministry Locations: United States, Iran, Tehran, U.S, New York, Mahshahr
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian study supporting the case that the novel coronavirus was circulating outside China earlier than thought has sparked doubts among some Western scientists who called for further tests. ‘UNEXPECTED DETECTION’China believes the Italian study shows that tracing the origin of the virus is an ongoing process that may involve many countries. A further SARS-CoV-2 antibodies test was carried out by the University of Siena for the same research paper, called “Unexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy”. ‘SERIOUS ISSUE INDEED’Both Italian scientists said the antibody test was in-house designed and never validated by other researchers in a peer review. The INT’s scientific director and co-author of the study is planning further investigation into the study patients’ clinical history.
Persons: Manuel Silvestri, , Mark Pagel, Zhao Lijian, Italy’s, Enrico Bucci, ” Antonella Viola, Stephen Griffin, Jonathan Stoye, Francis Crick, ” Andrew Preston, Preston, ” Giovanni Apolone Organizations: REUTERS, Italian Cancer Institute, Reuters, of Biological Sciences, Britain’s University of Reading, World Health, University of Siena, Philadelphia’s Temple University, , University of Padua, University of Leeds, Francis, Francis Crick Institute, University of Bath Locations: ROME, Italian, China, Venice, Italy, Wuhan, Beijing, Milan, Lombardy
Small indoor gatherings are driving new transmission in the US, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious-disease expert. Business Insider collected advice from six public-health experts about how to celebrate holidays with caution. So, I encourage family gatherings," Monica Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told Business Insider. Some experts cancelled their plans entirelyThe Fauci family isn't gathering for Thanksgiving this year. That said, Hodcroft added, "if you're able to do a small family or housemate holiday period this year, that's still the best choice."
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Monica Gandhi, Caitlin Ochs, Emma Hodcroft, Hodcroft, Getty Gandhi, Gandhi, Amanda Mae Simanek, Rebecca Harrington, Tom Bui, Jeff Gritchen, Al Drago, Francis Collins, Michael Osterholm, Osterholm, Andrew Cuomo, that's, Giulia Baini, Giovanna, Marco Di Lauro, Hilary Brueck Organizations: University of California, Business, Getty, University of Wisconsin -, Newsweek, MediaNews, Orange, CDC, National Institutes of Health, University of Minnesota's, Infectious Diseases Research, STAT, New York Gov, Sant'Egidio Locations: San Francisco, Brooklyn , New York, Basel, Switzerland, Granny's, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Chicago , Illinois, Dieu Ngu, Westminster , California, East, Washington , DC, New, Rome, Italy
Christine Lagarde on Her Plans for the European Central Bank
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Alison Smale | Jack Ewing | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
As you said, it’s something that is decided by governments when they appoint governors for their national central banks. to fight climate change different from the past? I’m not suggesting that the European Central Bank never did anything about climate change. So instead of climate change being scattered around randomly, depending on who cares for what, we now have a structured approach. I don’t want to compare myself with Mario Draghi, and I don’t want to compare myself with men in general.
Persons: Mario Draghi, Lagarde, ‘ Don’t Organizations: European Central Bank Locations: Jakarta, Rome, New York
A study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows revealed that the coronavirus was circulating in Italy as early as September 2019, suggesting that the spread of COVID-19 from countries beyond China was much earlier than previously believed. The findings, published by the INT's scientific magazine Tumori Journal, show that 11.6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February. The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory disease it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, in central China, in December. "This is the main finding: people with no symptoms not only were positive after the serological tests but had also antibodies able to kill the virus," Giovanni Apolone, a co-author of the study, told Reuters. ROME (Reuters) - The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy since September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that COVID-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.
Persons: Giovanni Apolone, Italy's, Apolone, Giselda, Emelia Sithole Organizations: National Cancer Institute, World Health, Reuters, Visit, University of Siena Locations: Italian, Milan, Italy, COVID, China, Wuhan, ROME, Lombardy
Coronavirus emerged in Italy earlier than thought, study shows
  + stars: | 2020-11-15 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A man wears a protective mask as he sits near the Colosseum, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rome, Italy November 12, 2020. The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy since September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that Covid-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought. The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and Covid-19, the respiratory disease it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, in central China, in December. Italy's first Covid-19 patient was detected on Feb. 21 in a little town near Milan, in the northern region of Lombardy. But the Italian researchers' findings, published by the INT's scientific magazine Tumori Journal, show that 11.6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February.
Persons: Italy's Organizations: National Cancer Institute, World Health Locations: Rome, Italy, Italian, Milan, China, Wuhan, Lombardy
President-elect Joe Biden faces a complicated international landscape, and political polarization and gridlock at home mean he'll have limited tools to address it. To say President-elect Joe Biden has his work cut out for him when it comes to US foreign policy and national security would be a gross understatement. There are, however, some easy wins that Biden's administration could still conceivably secure within its first 100 days, without having to charge straight into major political headwinds. But, with climate change, a global pandemic and heated rivalries with Russia and China all in play at the UN Security Council, this is no time to appoint a prima donna. Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesStep Three: Rejoin the UN Human Rights Council and appoint as council representative a seasoned human rights defender.
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Italy extends lockdowns to more regions, tightens curbs
  + stars: | 2020-11-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Looking to limit the spread, the government last week created a three-tier system, with varying degrees of curbs in each area, initially placing four regions in a red zone, two in an orange zone and the rest in a moderate-risk yellow zone. Tuscany and Campania will be added on Sunday to the red list, joining the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy, Piedmont and Valle D'Aosta, the province of Bolzano and Calabria in the toe of Italy. People living in these areas are only allowed to leave their homes for work, health reasons or emergencies. Nine regions will now sit in the intermediary orange zone - Emilia-Romagna, Friuli, Marche, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Liguria, Puglia, Sicily and Umbria. Just five remain in the yellow zone, including Lazio, centered on Rome, and Veneto.
Persons: Valle D'Aosta, Enrico Storti Organizations: Reuters Locations: Tuscany, Campania, Italy, Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle, Bolzano, Calabria, Emilia, Romagna, Friuli, Marche, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Liguria, Puglia, Sicily, Umbria, Lazio, Rome, Veneto, Lodi
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