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Italian Constitutional Court saves technocratic pension reform

The Italian Constitutional ruled that a proposed referendum to abrogate the pension reform enacted by Mario Monti’s technocratic Government cannot be held.

The referendum, supported by an odd alliance of conservative parties and leftist trade unions, was likely to succeed. 111 more words

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Rome Will Bid to Host 2024 Olympic Games

Colosseum in Rome (Shutterstock)

ROME, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a bid on Monday to bring the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Rome, presenting it as a boost for the country as the capital reels from a corruption scandal and the economy flounders. 339 more words

Olympics