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The Italian government is in crisis in the midst of a pandemic

ROME — Italy’s history of political instability resurfaced on Wednesday in particularly volatile times as a government crisis began amid a pandemic that has devastated the country, raised doubts over the competence of its leaders and intensified political battles. The government, a wobbly coalition of convenience between increasingly unpopular populists and the centre-left establishment, seemed […]

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Why Matteo Renzi is sinking the Italian government even as the pandemic rages on

Without the pandemic, the government of Giuseppe Conte might not have lasted so long. Last February, neoliberal centrist Matteo Renzi threatened to split the ruling center-left coalition, only to fall back into line. But even as COVID-19 rages in Italy again, Renzi is today withdrawing ministers from his Italia Viva party – and pushing the […]

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Italy’s government in crisis after ex-PM withdraws support

Current Italian senator, former prime minister and leader of the political party ‘Italia Viva’ (IV), Matteo Renzi holds a press conference on January 13, 2021 at the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome. ALBERTO PIZZOLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday announced his intention to withdraw […]

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Italian government wavers on how to revive economy after Covid-19

ROME—In the depths of the pandemic, a sign of normality is returning to Italy: political instability. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government is struggling to avoid collapse after a small coalition member threatened to withdraw vital parliamentary support. The Italia Viva party, led by former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has long been skeptical of Mr […]

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Exclusive: Italian government set to reappoint CEOs of Eni and Enel – source

ROME (Reuters) – The CEOs of Italy’s two main energy groups Eni ENI.MI and Enel ENEI.MI are on track for a third term next week when Rome decides roles in major state-controlled companies, a senior government official has said. FILE PHOTO: Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian energy company Eni, talks to the media at the […]

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Italian government wins Senate vote of confidence on wiretapping reform

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a vote of confidence in the upper house of parliament on Thursday on a decree that will make it easier for magistrates to use spyware in public sector corruption investigations. The vote comes at a time of high friction within the coalition, with the small centrist Italia Viva sparring […]

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Salvini’s right gathers in Rome to protest against the Italian government

ROME (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy’s right-wing opposition parties, led by the League of Matteo Salvini who was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to protest against the new government. Crowds waving League flags and Italian flags filled Piazza San Giovanni, traditionally a place for […]

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The Italian government has completely collapsed and nothing has changed

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reacts in the Senate on September 10, 2019 (Reuters/Remo Casilli) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $2 per month! Thank you for registering for The nationweekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more than The nation, see our latest issue. To subscribe to The […]

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Italian government collapses, turning chaos into crisis

ROME — After 14 months of wrangling, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday, plunging a key European nation already hobbled by financial fragility and political chaos into a new period of crisis and uncertainty. During the government’s short tenure, the nationalist-populist coalition struck fear into the hearts of the European establishment. He has antagonized the European […]

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Italy’s government faces a vote of confidence where nothing is certain

ROME — This month Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s anti-migrant party, the League, announced he had it with his own coalition government and wanted new elections. “I ask the Italian people if they want to give me full powers to do what we promised to do and go all the way without obstacles,” Salvini, […]

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Italian government feud: PM Conte calls minister Salvini ‘disloyal’

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of ‘disloyalty’ and an ‘obsession with blocking immigration’ in an open letter posted on social media – intensifying the feud within the coalition in power. Conte, who does not belong to any party, used the case of a migrant rescue boat refused entry into Italian […]

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Italian government wins vote of confidence on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a vote of confidence in the Senate on Monday on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his hardline party right, the League. The 5-Star League and Anti-Establishment Movement government has been embroiled in internal strife in recent weeks […]

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Italy’s government parties squabble, but leaders agree to talk

After days of escalating political tensions, key players in Italy’s coalition government attempted to navigate their way to calmer waters on Friday, pledging to meet and discuss their differences in a bid to keep the government united. . The two main ruling factions, the far-right League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, are increasingly […]

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The Italian government is at breaking point, here’s why it’s all wrong

(From L) Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini , October 15, 2018. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Tensions within Italy’s coalition government appear to be growing, with differences of […]

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The testy marriage at the center of the Italian government

“The government is not in danger,” he said once again. It’s about the delicate union at the center of Italy’s political landscape, where two very different parties – the far-right League and the politically amorphous Five Star Movement – come together to determine the fate of Europe’s first all-populist government. western. The story continues under […]

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Italian government approves landmark welfare reforms

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government on Thursday approved landmark reforms to the welfare and pension system, election promises from the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement and the right-wing League, which mark a major overhaul of the state- welfare of the country. FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks during a meeting with Italian business people […]