Sunday, 2 September, 2018
Contextual information from the translator:
After the collapse of the Genoa bridge, the Minister of Infrastructures, Mr. Dario Toninelli, published online the economic terms of the concessions that previous governments signed with Atlantia S.p.A., the Italian holding company operating toll motorways and airports. Atlantia's primary asset is Autostrade per l'Italia, the largest concessionaire on the Italian autostrade network, and Benetton is one of Atlantia's main stakeholders. In this article, the Five Star Movement brings light on the relationships among Atlantia, the Benetton family and the media system in Italy. This article will help to understand why an important part of Italian mainstream media has been covering not just Autostrade per l'Italia's responsibilities in the maintenance of the Italian highway network, but also the thick network of favours among media, politics and businesses.