Young entrepreneurs are contributing to a modernization of Italy's economy. Political instability, red tape and aging infrastructure mean conditions are far from optimal.
Italy has stuck to its big-spending budget plan, despite demands for changes from the EU and the threat of financial penalties. The move has sparked concerns over Italy's debt, and uncertainty from investors.
Google has decided against opening a "Campus" for startups in Berlin after a series of protests. The space will now be sublet to a charity planning to open it up for local social projects.
The ruling 5-Star Movement and League coalition are split over a multibillion-euro rail link with France. League supporters see the project as a source of jobs and growth, while the M5S has called it a waste of money.
A group of soccer fans have been injured — some seriously — when an escalator collapsed at a Rome metro station. Most of those hurt were visiting fans of the Russian football club CSKA Moscow.
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