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Could COVID-19 emergency measures give rise to investment claims? First reflections from Italy
Emergency measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the economy could lead to claims under bilateral investment treaties.
Italian construction company in legal dispute with Morocco’s AABV
The Italian company claims that Morocco has breached the 1990 Italy-Morocco bilateral investment treaty provisions.
Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to the scheme, in a move that has caused upset in Washington and Brussels.
Italy is reportedly going to support China’s Belt and Road program
Italy is in negotiations to sign a memorandum of understanding in support of the program by the end of March, says official
Italy threatens to bring down EU-Canada free trade deal
Citing farmers’ complaints, antiestablishment government vows to seek parliamentary veto, which would annul pact for all partners
Hard cheese: Italy vows to scupper EU free trade deal with Canada
Italy will not ratify the EU’s free trade agreement with Canada, the Italian deputy prime minister has said, potentially scuppering the bloc’s biggest deal in years.
Sushma Swaraj discusses steps to revitalise bilateral ties with Italy
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss forging bilateral cooperation across sectors and steps to revitalise the bilateral relationship.
Italy won’t ratify EU free-trade accord with Canada - farm minister
taly will not ratify the European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada because it does not ensure sufficient protection for the country’s specialty foods.
Italian populists post final version of gov’t "contract"
The document opposes international trade treaties such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Italy’s farmers ’demonizing’ Canadian wheat in bid to protect domestic industry
Mobilized by the largest agricultural organization in Europe, the farmers converged to turn up the heat on Italian politicians faced with ratifying the controversial Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.
Corporate sovereignty used to bully Ukraine, Colombia and Italy for protecting public health and the environment
ISDS is an attempt to remove the risk of investment from companies, and place it squarely on the public’s shoulders, without any quid pro quo.
TTIP Lite, less filling — but tastes great?
US and Italian officials are weighing a deal to lock in elements that can be finalized before Obama leaves office.
Italy to block democratic vote on CETA for 500 million Europeans, according to leaked letter
Italian minister claims credibility of EU as a "reliable trade partner" is at stake.
Tens of thousands protest TTIP in Rome
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the Roman streets to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Europe should have FTA with China: Italian official
Italy’s Deputy Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda said he pushed for the start of FTA negotiations with China when he chaired a European trade ministers’ meeting in November in Brussels.
’Plan B’ needed for EU-US trade pact - Italian minister
Italy said on Wednesday there needed to be a "plan B" that foresees a partial EU-US trade deal in order to sidestep deadlock over specific issues.
Italy wants to declassify confidential papers on EU-US trade talks
Italy said on Monday it would push for the publication of confidential papers on controversial free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States, in a bid to increase transparency.
South Africa: Court rules against Italian investors
An international arbitration tribunal in The Hague has dismissed an objection by Italian investors claiming that SA’s black economic empowerment requirements represented expropriation and violated the country’s bilateral investment treaties with Italy and the Belgo-Luxembourg Economic Union.
Fiat to benefit from Serbia-Russia free trade deal—Berlusconi
Italian companies with investments in Serbia such as Fiat SpA (F.MI) will benefit from a free trade agreement signed by Russia and Serbia, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday.
Korea, Italy to expedite FTA
The leaders of South Korea and Italy agreed to expedite a free trade agreement between Seoul and the European Union yesterday in a summit in which culture eclipsed politics.