Young entrepreneurs are contributing to a modernization of Italy's economy. Political instability, red tape and aging infrastructure mean conditions are far from optimal.
The situation in North Africa is increasingly difficult to read, like in Algeria, or even menacing when you look at Libya. But Europe is hoping to energize ties with the difficult region through a renewable energy link.
Niki Lauda was a successful Formula One driver, aviation entrepreneur, television F1 pundit, and more recently the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Since the financial crisis, Italy has struggled to kick-start its growth, and is lagging behind its European neighbors. But the causes of the country's malaise date back decades — and hope for change is meager.
The Mediterranean country is the first in the G7 to join China's Belt and Road Initiative. But in one small port town in Italy, Chinese investment is nothing new. DW's Giulia Saudelli and Mu Cui report from Vado Ligure.
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