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Italy's ruling coalition breaks down. What comes next?

Aug 08 2019

ROME The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has declared that the governing coalition has broken down after months of internal bickering and that the only way forward is to hold fresh elections.

Italy's ruling coalition breaks down. What comes next?

Aug 08 2019

ROME The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has declared that the governing coalition has broken down after months of internal bickering and that the only way forward is to hold fresh elections.

RPT-EU legal advice favours Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

Jul 15 2019

MILAN, July 12 An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters.

EU legal advice favors Vivendi in feud with Mediaset

Jul 12 2019

MILAN An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules, according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters.

Italy confident Brussels will drop budget disciplinary action

Jul 02 2019

ROME/BRUSSELS Italian officials said on Tuesday a lower-than-expected budget deficit this year meant it complied with European Union fiscal rules and they expected the bloc's executive Commission to drop a threat of disciplinary action over Rome's public accounts.

Italy deputy PM Salvini urges truce in war of words over Atlantia

Jun 28 2019

ROME/GENOA Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini threw some support behind motorway operator Atlantia on Friday after a government partner vowed to revoke its toll-road concession, highlighting growing divisions within the ruling coalition.

Italy's Tria sees no obstacles to budget deal with EU

Jun 25 2019

ROME Italy's economy minister said on Tuesday he was confident of reaching an agreement with the European Union over the country's budget, adding that deficit targets in a draft deal would reflect a "more than prudent" fiscal policy.

Italy must respect its fiscal targets to keep market confidence: Visco

Jun 22 2019

ROME Italy needs to respect its fiscal targets if it wants to retain the confidence of investors over its capacity to repay its debt, Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco said on Saturday, as Rome faces a budget tussle with Brussels.

Italian deficit improving but EU rules need to change, Conte says in letter

Jun 20 2019

ROME Italy's state accounts are improving despite the slowing economy and do not warrant EU sanctions, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has written in a letter to EU leaders as he seeks to head off disciplinary action.

Operation Paris: Italy's plan to stay on ECB executive board

Jun 11 2019

ROME Italy is ready to back a French candidate to lead the European Central Bank as part of its plan to ensure Rome retains a seat on the ECB executive board once Italian chief Mario Draghi steps down this year, a government source in Rome said.

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