Lonely Planet recommends Milan to “shopaholics”

Milan “arguably Italy’s most cosmopolitan city”. The world’s largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, has told its readers how City Life, the biggest shopping district in Italy, has been attr...

Milan appeals against European Medicines Agency move

Milan lodges formal appeal in European court against EMA relocation from London to Amsterdam The city of Milan on Wednesday filed a formal petition with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, d...

Milan makes new bid to attract post-Brexit business

Milan to send team to London to recruit financial operators. Unfazed by Milan’s last-minute, unlucky failure to win the relocation of the European Medicines Authority (EMA), the Italian government...

Goldman Sachs “set to boost Milan office”

Milan attracts business as Brexit looms. A report by Reuters news agency, quoting “sources familiar with the matter”, anticipates that leading investment bank Goldman Sachs is about to boost its pr...

EMA: Milan pipped at the post

Milan’s bid to host EMA nearly won – but not quite. Disappointment and frustration swept Milan on the evening of 20 November as the city’s bid to host the EMA – European Medicines Agency – failed by...

Another road show to attract EMA to Milan

High-powered delegation pushes post-Brexit candidature. Italy has sent a top-level team to Brussels to explain Milan’s “excellent” credentials to attract European agencies to the city as they prepare...

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...

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