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Italian government reaches agreement on contested justice reform

The Italian judicial system is a frequent source of disputes The 5 Star Movement, prosecutors, had challenged the reform The statute of limitations was the main sticking point The reform must now be approved in parliament ROME, July 29 (Reuters) – The Italian government has reached an agreement on a disputed reform of the judicial […]

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What is the next step for the Italian government?

On January 26, the Italian government – led by then-Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, close to the Five Star Movement – collapsed when its government coalition became untenable. This tenuous coalition included, above all, the left-wing populist movement Five Star and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). It also included a relatively new party, Italia Viva, which […]

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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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As Italy’s government falters, its film and TV industry welcomes a fund

As Italy’s government falters, the struggling country’s film and TV industry is staying afloat with bolstered funding that, in 2021, will provide a €640 million ($775 million) safety net for local exhibitors, distributors and producers. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a crucial Senate vote of confidence on Tuesday night by a razor-thin margin of […]

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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 the Italian government is on the verge of collapse

The Italian government has been thrown into turmoil after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi withdrew his Italia Viva party from the ruling coalition. Renzi struck the blow after rejecting plans by current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on how to spend 209bn euros (£186bn) in EU recovery funds, as part of a EU aid program for […]

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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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Italian government orders Christmas and New Year lockdown to prevent COVID outbreak

By Crispian Balmer, Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) – Italy will be placed under national lockdown for much of the Christmas and New Year holidays, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, as the government seeks to prevent a further rise in coronavirus cases. The announcement ended days of indecision and bickering within the coalition, which […]

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Italian government to discuss security of key networks, Huawei in 5G: sources

The Huawei logo is seen at Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government will meet on Thursday to discuss the best ways to strengthen the security of strategic networks, two sources said, as the United States increases pressure on Rome to exclude China’s Huawei from its […]

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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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Death in Venice? Italian tourism under respiratory assistance

“This is the worst crisis Italy has had to face since the end of World War II,” says Emanuele Felice, professor of economic history at the University of Chieti-Pescara and economic adviser to the Democratic Party ( a left-wing party which, together with the Five Star Movement and Italia Viva, supports the government led by […]

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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 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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The Italian government is preparing to declare a state of emergency

VENICE, Italy (AP) – The Italian government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in Venice ravaged by floodsaimed at quickly securing funding for repairs to the historic lagoon city after the highest tide in 50 years. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the floods as “a blow to the heart of our country”. […]

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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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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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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 […]