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Trade Agreement CETA threatens small and medium-scale livestock farms in Italy: ARI
Associazione Rurale Italiana highlighted the deep damage that CETA causes to small and medium-scale livestock farms in Italy; the risks of further economic (and therefore decision-making) reinforcement of a single industrial group on the entire dairy sector.
Albanian PM threatens to quit international arbitration body
Premier Edi Rama reacted angrily to a decision by a World Bank-funded international arbitration body to grant around 110 million euros in compensation to an Italian businessman who claimed he was politically persecuted in Albania.
Polluter doesn’t pay: The Rockhopper v Italy award
The way in which the reasoning of the Rockhopper award expels any environmental considerations has the effect of making climate change interventions considerably more costly
Oil firm Rockhopper wins £210m payout after being banned from drilling
Italian government ordered to compensate UK firm after exploration forbidden within 12 miles of coast.
A protest is taking place in Salisbury city centre today
Protestors will be gathering to march to the Rockhopper Exploration headquarters. The company is suing the Italian government for £236 million due to its refusal to allow oil drilling off the Adriatic Coast.
Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm
Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment.
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)