Lombardy again the “richest” region

Milan suburb Basiglio home to the richest. The Milan suburbs of Basiglio and Cusago take first and second place among Italy’s almost 8,000 municipalities with the highest-earning taxpayers in Italy...

Milan boosts bid for post-Brexit relocation

The Italian government, the Lombardy regional council and Milan city hall have launched a bold new website called EMAMilano.eu to back up their bid to attract the European Medicines Agency – curre...

Teleworking week in Milan

Working from home in Milan. Milan is running a new experiment in teleworking from 22 to 26 May, this time much longer than the three previous years’ “Teleworking Days”. City hall hopes to double...

Milan hosts two major trade fairs this week

Milan focuses on tourism and design. Milan will be thronged with visitors this week for two important trade fairs: the 37th BIT International Travel Exhibition and the 56th International Furnitur...

Government backs Milan for post-Brexit shakeup

Foreign minister Alfano: Setting up a pro-Milan task force. “Who says companies leaving London after Brexit need to go to Frankfurt?” foreign minister Angelino Alfano asked on 31 January. “Milan...

Milan leads on hosting US businesses

Over half of those in Italy are in Lombardy. "More than half of the businesses in Italy controlled by American companies, 1142 out of 2147, are headquartered in Lombardy,” says deputy regional pres...

Financial Times says Milan seeks to substitute London

Milan hopes to attract post-Brexit business from London. Milan is “one of several cities in Europe hoping to pick up some of the spoils should London’s financial institutions shift their operatio...

Milan “last bastion of Italian commerce”, FT says

PM Renzi “seeks to build on city’s success”. London’s leading economic daily, the Financial Times, has analysed why Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi appears to be concentrating his attention on...

Milan’s Castello hosts Sharing Economy festival

Two days of conferences and workshops in Milan. The weekend of 24-25 September will see the annual festival of consumer association Altroconsumo hosted in Milan’s central Castello Sforzesco, this y...

Renzi in city to sign “Pact for Milan”

€1.5 bn. financing from central government. Prime minister Matteo Renzi visited the city on Tuesday 13 September to sign the “Pact for Milan” with mayor Giuseppe Sala, listing a series of prioritie...

FT praises Milan: Italy’s start-up hub

Government fosters innovative young customers. Respected UK daily Financial Times has singled out Milan as Italy’s “destination for start-ups, at least in part because of the impetus and increase i...

Sala: Brexit an opportunity for Milan

New mayor sees advantages for financial sector. The British referendum result leading to a withdrawal from the European Union could have a silver lining for Milan, according to the city’s new mayor...

Milan and NYC support start-ups

Milan signs accord with Big Apple. Milan has struck a two-year deal with the New York City Economic Development Corporation for a joint project to help launch young businesses. Ten winners will...

Pay Milan local taxes with work

Milan’s needy can work off their debt. Milan’s city hall has come to the aid of low or zero income families with debts of over €1,500 to the city administration, who can now apply to pay off those...

Milan axes rubbish tax – just a little

City hall approves lower rate. Milan municipality this week approved the 2016 rates for TARI tax on waste removal. But residents hoping for a big saving may be a little disappointed: this year’s cu...

UK to celebrate Italian investment success

UK investment prize to be awarded in Milan. A gala evening in Milan’s Bourse will celebrate the success of Italian companies investing in the UK on Wednesday 27 January. Secrecy surrounds the...

Lombardy signs cooperation agreement with Siberia

Lombardy launches regional exchanges in Novosibirsk. Regional leaders from Milan have announced a memorandum of intent with the Russian region of Siberia, designed to boost best-practice exchanges...

Milan launches free training schemes

Milan offers training for 18-35-year-olds. Milan is offering a series of 21 free courses in new technologies to develop competence in innovative fields for young people in the city. From video-c...

Italy's salaries highest in north

Milan, Lombardy pay top salaries. Companies in Milan and Lombardy pay their employees the highest salaries in Italy according to a survey carried out for daily newspaper La Repubblica by the Bergam...

Regional post offices saved from closure

15 post offices saved out of 61 to be axed. Fifteen of Lombardy’s 61 post offices earmarked for closure in last February’s cuts and rationalisation plan by Post Italiane have been given a last-mi...

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