Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Friday backed a local alliance with the center-left Democratic Party, (PD) in an online vote that could strengthen the new government and change the shape of Italian politics.
Europe's second-highest court will rule on Sept. 24 whether Starbucks Corp has to pay up to 30 million euros ($33 million) in Dutch back taxes and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV a similar amount to Luxembourg.
Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's new party will not find it easy to claim the middle ground of Italian politics, the first polls after its breakaway from the ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD) show.
A private equity firm led by former bankers from top Italian investment house Mediobanca has agreed a backstop worth up to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to help Mediaset ensure safe passage for its plans to create a pan-European TV player.
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