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Italian government faces big hurdles after botched presidential election

After a week of wrangling in Rome, the good news is that the president’s choice has done more than anyone to guarantee the stability and rationality of Italian politics over the past seven years. Sergio Mattarella’s continued presence at the Quirinal Palace offers the best assurance that the same conditions will prevail for another seven […]

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Tensions between Italian government escalate over tax reform

A general view of the Italian Parliament as Prime Minister Mario Draghi addresses MPs on April 26, 2021 at Rome’s Montecitorio Palace with plans on how to spend EU recovery funds. Alberto Pizzoli/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Divisions within the Italian government deepened […]

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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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Italian government falters ahead of 200 billion euro relief from EU

Just in time to make the headlines in the Italian evening newspapers on Wednesday evening (January 13), Matteo Renzi withdrew the two ministers of his small party, Italia Viva, Teresa Bellanova and Elena Bonetti – formalizing the political crisis of the government led by the former Minister Minister Giuseppe Conte. During Wednesday’s press conference, Renzi […]

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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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Italian government strengthened as Salvini fails in regional elections

Published on: 21/09/2020 – 21:09Amended: 09/21/2020 – 22:02 Italy’s right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini failed to make the breakthroughs he had hoped for in regional elections, voting results showed on Monday, giving the fragile coalition government a boost. As the count went down, the center-left Democratic Party (PD) seemed sure to retain three regions it […]

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Tenor Andrea Bocelli informs the Italian government about the coronavirus

ROME (Reuters) – Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli issued a scathing criticism of the Italian government’s handling of the coronavirus on Monday, saying he had been humiliated by a recent lockdown and urging people to disobey rules still in place. FILE PHOTO: Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli rehearses in an empty Duomo square on Easter Sunday […]

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Salvini beaten in Emilia-Romagna but the Italian government is weak

Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini gestures during a press conference at the Lega headquarters in northern Milan following the results of the European parliamentary elections, May 27, 2019. MIGUEL MEDINA | AFP | Getty Images Italy’s fragile coalition government is breathing a sigh of relief after Matteo Salvini, a prominent right-wing […]

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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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Silk Road breaches Italian government – ​​POLITICO

ROME – Italian government divided over whether to sign China’s emblem “One belt, one road” infrastructure program that stretches across Asia to major European shopping centers. Some 13 EU countries have signed on to China’s new Silk Road plan, but Washington and Brussels are deeply concerned that the involvement of G7 heavyweight Rome could lend […]

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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 […]

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Reviews | The Italian government is looking to the East. Where is he going there?

TRIESTE, Italy — I love this place. I do not know why. I was not born here, I was not raised here, I have never lived or fled here. I didn’t even fall in love here, strolling one evening in the breathtaking Piazza Unità, one of its four sides looking out to sea. I think […]

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Italian Government: Populist actors take power

But Conte’s lack of political experience may not matter as he won’t even be the most powerful person in government. His two deputies are the leaders of the two largest parties that emerged from the inconclusive March 4 ballot, and nothing will happen without their say. One of them, the new interior minister, promised during […]