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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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The Italian government in crisis – Le Taurillon

Matteo Renzi, former Italian Prime Minister and Senator from Florence Credit: Flickr/Palazzo Chigi In almost 73 years of existence, the Italian Republic has had 65 governments. This means that on average the governments lasted less than 1 year and 2 months. The current government, Conte II – it is customary to number governments by […]

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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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The Italian government is like Schrödinger’s cat

Italian politics is in chaos, but less chaotic than it appears to a Swedish or German observer. During a long-awaited press conference on Wednesday evening January 13, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced that the two ministers of his small neocentrist party, Italia Viva, would no longer be part of the center-left government led by […]

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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 falls into chaos, further complicating covid response

Placeholder while loading article actions ROME – Italy is now experiencing a political crisis in addition to a resurgent pandemic. A shaky truce in the country’s ruling coalition erupted on Wednesday when former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi withdrew support from his small party in government, plunging the country into political chaos. Analysts still believe 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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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 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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Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis talk Italian food and more to Bobby and Giada in Italy

Celebrity chefs and longtime friends Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis team up to explore Italian cuisine in the new Discovery Plus series Bobby and Giada in Italy. The four-episode series debuted on the Discovery Plus streaming service on Monday, with People getting their first look at the show. Beat star Bobby Flay, 56, and […]