ROME – The finance police raided ArcelorMittal’s offices in Taranto and its headquarters in Milan Tuesday looking to discover how the company has registered losses double what the commissioners certified, said judicial sources.
FLORENCE – The Arno canal system and Pisa flood defences came into full effect on Sunday, saving Pisa and Florence from severe flooding, Tuscan civil protection authorities say.
In Florence the system of overflow areas was used to protect the city from the floods, with the first use of the Mensola overflow area.
The Roffia overflow area and the Arno floodway were also essential in protecting the cities.
MODENA - Over 6,000 people crowded into Modena’s Piazza Grande on Monday to demonstrate against Matteo Salvini and the League, in a second triumph for the “sardines” protests, said the protest organisers.
Undeterred by the pouring rain, the crowd chanted “Modena non si lega” and sang “Bella ciao,” the partisans’ resistance anthem from World War Two.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League party, was in Modena to campaign for the party candidate for the upcoming Emilia Romagna regional elections on Jan 26.
LA VALLETTA – A man who claims to know the perpetrators of the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in an alleged money laundering ring has been arrested in what is evidently a major breakthrough in the investigation of the case, Maltese police said.
According to Maltese media, the suspect may be offered amnesty by the president of the archipelago in return for turning state’s evidence.
ROME - Jude Kirton-Darling MEP has written to the EU Commissioner for Justice, Věra Jourová asking for infringement proceedings against Italy concerning 30 years of 'pass the parcel' discrimination against British and other non-Italians teaching in Italian universities.