A conference on commemoration of Hafez was held in Rome in the presence of several advocates of Persian culture and literature. Participants reviewed great impacts of Hafez on Western literature including that of Goethe of Germany.
Italy’s biggest retail bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, is in talks to sell about 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in unlikely-to-pay property loans to a unit of U.S. fund Davidson Kempner, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Italy’s budget does not contain measures able to boost growth and makes Italy a “risk of contagion” for the rest of the eurozone, Italian daily La Repubblica said on Thursday, citing an EU Commission document.
The Italian government aims to decide by the end of May whether to complete a deeply divisive high-speed rail link between the French city of Lyon and the northern Italian city of Turin, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli told Reuters.
Italy’s far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday he wants his country and Poland to join forces to reshape Europe in his quest for a Eurosceptic alliance ahead of elections in May.
Former prime minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni highlighted his country’s “historical commitment” to broadening trade ties with Iran, stressing that Italy should adopt policies that are independent of the US.