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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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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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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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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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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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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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Atlanta prepares proposal to end standoff with Italian government: sources

By Francesca Landini, Stephen Jewkes MILAN (Reuters) – Atlantia controlled by Benetton ATL.MI is offering to give up majority ownership of its motorway unit as part of a proposal to resolve a dispute with the Italian government over its motorway concession, two sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: An Atlantia sign outside the […]

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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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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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Why is the Italian government considered pro-China?

Op/Ed by Joseph Percy In March 2019, Italy became the first major economy to sign a memorandum of understanding on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – an infrastructure financing program aimed at linking Asia’s trade routes with the world. Africa and Europe. The non-binding agreement, in addition to signaling other investment opportunities, designates some […]

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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 […]