Category Archives: Italy

Press Releases & News from Italy distributed via EuropaWire

AFRY Leads Innovative Climate Resilience Study on Ischia, Presented by EIB

(IN BRIEF) AFRY, in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), spearheaded a pioneering climate resilience study focused on Ischia, Italy, addressing the island’s vulnerability to earthquakes and landslides exacerbated by climate change. The comprehensive report, unveiled at a press … Read the full press release

EIB and Poste Italiane Partner for €450 Million Investment to Enhance Digital and Sustainable Logistics

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Poste Italiane have signed a €450 million finance contract to modernize and digitalize Poste Italiane’s logistics and postal services. This funding will be used to establish new automated parcel sorting centers, including … Read the full press release

Edison and Webuild Collaborate on Major Pumped Hydroelectric Projects to Enhance Italy’s Energy Security and Economic Development

(IN BRIEF) Edison and Webuild have joined forces to develop pumped hydroelectric projects in Southern Italy, focusing on sites in Pescopagano and Villarosa. These projects aim to generate 500 MW of pumped energy by 2030, supporting Italy’s energy security and … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces significant agreements concluded by the Company’s subsidiaries in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. (“DIGI Spain”) has signed a 16-year national roaming and RAN sharing agreement with Telefónica Móviles España, effective from 1 January 2025. Additionally, a 10-year fixed broadband bitstream wholesale agreement has been concluded. These deals, … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the availability of the instruction regarding the payment of share dividend for the 2023 financial year

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a leading European telecommunication services provider, has released detailed instructions for the payment of a 1.25 lei per share dividend for the 2023 financial year. The dividend will be paid on 22 July 2024 to … Read the full press release

EIB and Banca Etica Partner to Drive €165 Million Investments in Italy’s Social Economy

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banca Etica have signed a €60 million agreement to stimulate €165 million in investments across Italy. The initiative aims to support women-led SMEs, improve services for refugees, and boost economic development in … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the granting of conditional stock options to Executive Directors of the Company based on the general shareholders’ meeting approval from 25 June 2024

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. has granted conditional stock options to its Executive Directors following the general shareholders’ meeting approval on 25 June 2024. The grants include 80,000 options for Mr. Serghei Bulgac and 60,000 for Mr. Valentin Popoviciu, subject … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the OGMS resolutions and the availability of the approved 2023 Annual Report

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V. held its general shareholders’ meeting (GSM) today, announcing significant resolutions and the availability of its 2023 Annual Report. Key decisions include: Adoption of the 2023 Annual Accounts. Approval of a gross dividend of 1.25 RON … Read the full press release

FS Group Secures Landmark €3.5 Billion Sustainability-Linked Credit Facility

(IN BRIEF) Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. (FS Group) has signed its largest ever financial deal, a €3.5 billion committed and revolving credit facility with a three-year term. The credit line, secured with nine banks including Banca Popolare di Sondrio, … Read the full press release

EIB and Iren Group Secure €200 Million for Modernizing Italy’s Electricity Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Iren Group have signed a €200 million financing agreement to enhance electricity infrastructure in Parma, Turin, and Vercelli. The project focuses on increasing grid resilience, digitizing services, and improving electricity consumption … Read the full press release

Accenture to Acquire Italian Network Services Company Fibermind

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has agreed to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based company specializing in fiber and mobile 5G network deployment and infrastructure engineering services. This acquisition will enhance Accenture’s network services capabilities for clients in telecommunications, utilities, and transportation. Fibermind brings … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole’s CA Auto Bank Unveils Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, Targets Electric Mobility Surge by 2026

(IN BRIEF) CA Auto Bank, a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Personal Finance & Mobility, unveils its ambitious 2024-2026 Sustainability Plan, aiming to drive ethical profits while championing sustainability across its operations. Anchored by four strategic pillars – Sustainable Mobility, Innovation … Read the full press release

Autogrill and Gruppo Hera Forge Alliance to Propel Circular Economy Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) Autogrill, a leading travel foodservice provider, and Gruppo Hera, a major Italian multiutility, have forged a strategic alliance to drive circular economy initiatives, sustainable mobility, and environmental communication in alignment with the UN’s Agenda 2030. The one-year agreement … Read the full press release

AIXTRON Invests in Italian Manufacturing Site, Eyes Market Growth in Europe

(IN BRIEF) AIXTRON, a semiconductor manufacturing solutions provider, has expanded its European presence by acquiring a production site near Turin, Italy, situated in the Piedmont region. This strategic move aims to bolster AIXTRON’s manufacturing capabilities and prepare for anticipated market … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the conclusion of a Senior Facility Agreement by companies within Digi Group

(IN BRIEF) On June 3, 2024, Digi Communications N.V. announced that it, along with its Romanian subsidiary Digi Romania S.A. and Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U., has finalized a Senior Facility Agreement. This agreement includes a term loan of EUR 150 … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Announces Multi-Billion Euro Investment in SiC Manufacturing Facility in Italy

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has unveiled plans for a new high-volume silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing facility in Catania, Italy. This facility, part of ST’s Silicon Carbide Campus, will be fully integrated, covering R&D, manufacturing, testing, and packaging, … Read the full press release

Pirelli Prepares for ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring with Extensive Tyre Training

(IN BRIEF) Pirelli is gearing up for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, supplying tyres for various classes of vehicles in one of motorsport’s most demanding events. With over 20,000 employees and partners trained in electrification and digital skills, JLR is … Read the full press release

DHL Launches Europe’s First EV Center of Excellence in Italy

(IN BRIEF) DHL introduces Continental Europe’s inaugural EV Center of Excellence for electric mobility in Pozzuolo Martesana, near Milan, Italy. Collaborating with DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation’s Team EV, the center integrates warehousing and freight management from DHL Global Forwarding, … Read the full press release

Generali Champions Gender Equality and Youth Empowerment through Sailing

(IN BRIEF) In its ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, Generali, the presenting sponsor of Barcolana, continues to champion gender equality and youth empowerment in the sailing community. With initiatives like the Generali Women in Sailing Trophy, dedicated to … Read the full press release

Pirelli Partners with Audi Sport for Exclusive Tyre Kit in Audi RS 4 Avant Edition 25 Years

(IN BRIEF) Pirelli has collaborated with Audi Sport to introduce an exclusive tyre kit for the Audi RS 4 Avant Edition 25 Years. This kit includes the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo RS tyres, equipped with Cyber technology and integrated with … Read the full press release

Logicor Completes Expansion of State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub in Vignate for IMA Eurosicma

(IN BRIEF) On May 28th, 2024, Logicor, a prominent player in European logistics real estate, finalized the refurbishment and expansion of a cutting-edge logistics hub in Vignate (MI), Italy. The newly revamped facility, spanning over 25,000 sqm and owned by … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. announces the agreements concluded by Digi Romania (formerly named RCS & RDS S.A.), the Romanian subsidiary of the Company

(IN BRIEF) Digi Communications N.V., a prominent European telecommunications company listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, has announced a significant preliminary agreement by its Romanian subsidiary, Digi Romania (formerly RCS & RDS S.A.). On May 27, 2024, Digi Romania signed … Read the full press release

Milestone Reached: First Caisson Laid for Genoa’s New Breakwater Project

(IN BRIEF) Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of the new breakwater off the port of Genoa as the first caisson, out of over 90 planned, was laid at a depth of 25 meters. The event saw the … Read the full press release

Italian and French Navies Test Cyber Resilience in Tyrrhenian Sea

(IN BRIEF) In a groundbreaking exercise conducted during the Mare Aperto 24/Polaris operation, the Italian and French navies assessed the cyber resilience of their platform system networks aboard the Italian Navy’s aircraft carrier Cavour in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Spearheaded by … Read the full press release

Academo Secures €215 Million Financing for Revolutionary University Campus in Milan

(IN BRIEF) Academo Srl, formed by Lendlease and Equiter Infrastructure II fund, has secured €215 million in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), partially backed by InvestEU, for the construction of a groundbreaking … Read the full press release

Lazio Region and Terna Forge Partnership to Enhance Electricity Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Development

(IN BRIEF) The Lazio Region and Terna, led by Giuseppina Di Foggia, have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the planning and implementation of new electricity infrastructure while aligning with Italy’s regional environmental energy plan. The agreement involves … Read the full press release

Fondazione Snam Calls for Social Entrepreneurship Projects with ‘Welfare, che impresa!’

(IN BRIEF) Fondazione Snam, in collaboration with several partners, has opened applications for “Welfare, che impresa!”, an initiative aimed at promoting social entrepreneurship projects with a positive impact. Now in its eighth edition, the call seeks projects focusing on inclusive … Read the full press release

IFC and Italian Climate Fund Invest $210 Million in Eni’s Kenya Biofuel Expansion

(IN BRIEF) In a joint effort, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Italian Climate Fund have announced a substantial investment of $210 million into Eni S.p.A.’s Kenya subsidiary to bolster the production and processing of advanced biofuels. This investment, … Read the full press release

Vodafone Italy Bridges the Digital Gap: Connecting Bobbio to Ultra-Broadband Network

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Italy, in collaboration with INWIT, has undertaken a significant project to bring high-speed internet to the small Italian town of Bobbio, nestled in the Emilia-Romagna region. With a population of 3,500 residents, Bobbio has historically faced limited … Read the full press release

Kalmar Secures Order for Three Heavy Terminal Tractors from Uniport Livorno

(IN BRIEF) Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, has inked a deal with Uniport Srl. to provide three Kalmar TR618i heavy terminal tractors, marking a significant addition to Uniport Livorno’s fleet in the Port of Livorno, Italy. Scheduled for delivery in … Read the full press release

EIB Grants €35 Million to Enhance Water Services in Umbria Under InvestEU Program

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has partnered with Valle Umbra Servizi to enhance water service resilience and efficiency across 22 municipalities in Perugia, Italy, with a €35 million green loan under the InvestEU program. This initiative marks the … Read the full press release

Bechtle Direct Italy Expands Operations with New Milan Office, Embracing Growth and Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Bechtle direct Italy is extending its presence to Milan, securing a prime location in the city’s renowned Milanofiori Nord business district, housed in the eco-friendly U15 building. This expansion underscores Bechtle’s commitment to fostering sustained growth, enhancing accessibility … Read the full press release

AFRY Partners with Assocarta to Forge a Sustainable Future for Italy’s Pulp and Paper Industry

(IN BRIEF) AFRY has joined forces with Assocarta, the Italian paper association, to devise a net-zero roadmap aimed at decarbonizing Italy’s pulp and paper sector. Tasked with aligning strategies with EU directives and local conditions, AFRY will evaluate technological advancements, … Read the full press release

Webuild Presents Pro Bono Proposal for Safe and Sustainable Baltimore Bridge Reconstruction

(IN BRIEF) Webuild, along with its US subsidiary Lane, has unveiled a pro bono proposal for the reconstruction of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, which collapsed in March, severing a vital link for the city’s port. The proposal, presented to … Read the full press release

Vodafone and Nokia Complete Successful Open RAN Trial in Northern Italy

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone and Nokia have concluded a successful three-month Open RAN trial in the Alpine towns of Arcisate and Sernio, Italy, leveraging a live 5G standalone (5G SA) test network. The trial showcased impressive results, achieving gigabit download speeds … Read the full press release

Euronext Receives S&P Rating Upgrade to BBB+ with Positive Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, celebrates a significant milestone as S&P upgrades its rating from ‘BBB+, Stable Outlook’ to ‘BBB+, Positive Outlook’. This decision reflects Euronext’s successful integration of the Borsa Italiana Group, expansion of Euronext Clearing, … Read the full press release

Eni’s Q1 2024 Results Show Accelerated Growth and Strategic Portfolio Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Eni’s Board of Directors, under the leadership of Giuseppe Zafarana, approved the unaudited consolidated results for Q1 2024, showcasing an accelerated transformation of the company’s portfolio. CEO Claudio Descalzi highlighted key achievements, including the acquisition of Neptune Energy … Read the full press release

Cunard Welcomes Queen Anne: Newest Jewel in the Luxury Cruise Line’s Fleet

(IN BRIEF) Cunard’s illustrious fleet gains a new gem as Queen Anne officially joins during a historic handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice. Attended by dignitaries and industry leaders, the event marks the 249th ship under the … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo Partners with Quid Informatica to Launch Innovative Financing Products through isybank

(IN BRIEF) Intesa Sanpaolo and Quid Informatica have inked a framework agreement facilitating the introduction of financing products by isybank, Intesa Sanpaolo’s digital bank, in the upcoming months. Qinetic, Quid’s credit process management platform, will serve as the foundation for … Read the full press release