by Clement Pistilli
Sigma Tau, one of the main Italian pharmaceutical groups, intends to incorporate the Portuguese sister company "Defiante". Last year, in correspondence with the company's declaration of crisis and the use of social safety nets for around 600 workers at the Pomezia plant, controversy erupted over the relationship between the Italian giant and the foreign company, subject to investigation by the Agency of revenue.
Now the decision by the Board of Directors of "Sigma Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite spa" to propose a cross-border merger, on which the shareholders' meetings of both the Italian company and the Portuguese company to be incorporated will have to decide. After his death in 2011,