Alitalia

Background information At 6:00am on January 13, 2009, the first flight of Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea S.p.A. left Rome for Palermo. The new Alitalia is still in existence today; known as the “good company,” it was created in 2008 by extracting the financially “healthy” parts of the old Alitalia. The old Alitalia was founded in…

Confindustria: Lobbies as an institution

Background information Confindustria, the association of Italy’s employers, is a prototype of Italy’s complex and highly institutionalized lobbying system whose roots date back to the pre-WWII era and which includes retailers associations Confcommercio and Conferesercenti, artisans’ Confartigianato and CNA, farmers’ Coldiretti and Confagricoltura, banks’ Abi and insurer companies’ Ania among others