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    Italian mountain areas call for a dedicated ministry


    Italy’s Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani ( Uncem), the national organization of mountain municipalities, is calling for the creation of a new post of minister or undersecretary for mountain areas – “Ministero alla Montagna e alle Aree Interne” (Minister for the Mountains and Internal Areas), it suggested. The ...

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    Italy blocks the reopening of ski lifts


    Ski resorts were supposed to reopen in Italy on Monday, Feb. 15, but the Italian Health Minister, Roberto Speranza , abruptly signed a decree on Sunday, extending the ban on recreational ski resorts until at least March 5, in connection with the spread of the British variant of the coronavirus ...

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    NPD measures the impact of Covid-19 in Europe and China


    The NPD Group estimates that there was a drop of around 24 percent in sales of sports shoes during the first half of 2020 in Germany, France, Italy and Spain – the four European countries where it uses a retail panel of multi-sport specialty stores, combined with sell-out data ...

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    Lotto’s holding company is in rough legal waters


    Surprisingly, an Italian court has accepted a request to place in bankruptcy proceedings Futura 5760, a holding company that indirectly controls Lotto Sport Italia. Futura, which is controlled by Andrea Tomat, president and chief executive of Lotto, owns 27 percent of Lotto’s shares and 70 percent of Next B, which ...