Pro-weed activists in Italy said they had gathered enough signatures to trigger a referendum on liberalising the use of cannabis.
Swiss professional motorcycle racer Jason Dupasquier dies following a collision with Ayumu Sasaki at a qualifying race for the 2021 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix in Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy.
Five people who went missing during heavy floods in France two days ago are found dead in river banks in the Italian region of Liguria, while a man is found dead at the border between the two countries. Italy is also affected by floods. A man has died in his car during the floods in the French region of Saint-Martin-Vésubie.
The Department of Health and Social Care reports 737 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the UK's death toll to 10,612. The UK becomes the fourth country in Europe, after Italy, Spain and France, to surpass 10,000 deaths from COVID-19.
The Italian-owned MS "Norman Atlantic" catches fire on a ferry run from Greece to Italy 44 nautical miles northwest of Corfu, with 222 vehicles, 411 passengers and 5 crew on board. Greek and Italian officials report at least one person is dead.
Fitch Ratings lowers France's rating outlook while maintaining a AAA rating and puts the grades of six nations including Spain and Italy on review due to Europe's failure to find a solution to the debt problem.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking alongside Silvio Berlusconi in Italy where he is rallying opposition to the possible recognition of a Palestinian state, expresses a wish for improved relations with Turkey after last year's killing of Turks by Israeli commandos during the Gaza flotilla raid in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.