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

Poste Italiane

Background information The Post Office was first created as a state monopoly service at the time of the Sardinia realm in North-Western Italy and became Italy’s Post Office (Poste Italiane) when the Savoia dynasty unified the country in 1861. In 1889 was created the Ministry of Post and Telegraph with the mission of supervising and…