ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government has given a mandate to the Economy and Transport ministers to reach a final agreement with the infrastructure group Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton family, to settle a long-running dispute over a motorway concession, a source said on Wednesday.
Rome had been threatening to revoke the licence of Atlantia’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia, since the collapse in 2018 of a bridge in Genoa that was run by theunit, killing 43 people.
The decision was taken after a six-hour cabinet meeting.
Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Giselda Vagnoni; Editing by Christian Schmollinger
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