Salvini issues new migrant ban as seeks to derail new coalition

By |september 2nd, 2019|5-Star Movement, italian elections, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, NGOs, Partito Democratico, refugee crisis|

Italy's outgoing interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned another migrant-rescue ship from docking in the country, using the issue of immigration to pile pressure on his main two political rivals as they seek to form a new government.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Salvini issues new migrant ban as seeks to derail new coalition

Make or break day in Italy in ‘craziest crisis ever’

By |avgust 28th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, Giuseppe Conte, italian elections, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Partito Democratico, Sergio Mattarella|

Wednesday (28 August) is D-Day for fraught negotiations to form a new Italian government, failing which the eurozone's third largest economy will be forced to hold fresh elections.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Make or break day in Italy in ‘craziest crisis ever’

Italy’s PD, 5-Star on verge of government deal with Conte as PM

By |avgust 27th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Giuseppe Conte, italian elections, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, Nicola Zingaretti, Partito Democratico, Sergio Mattarella|

The ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party appeared on the verge of a deal to form a new Italian government on Monday (26 August) after the PD indicated it had abandoned a veto on Giuseppe Conte serving another term as prime minister.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Italy’s PD, 5-Star on verge of government deal with Conte as PM

Italy’s 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte

By |avgust 26th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Giuseppe Conte, italian elections, Italy, Luigi Di Maio, News, Nicola Zingaretti, Partito Democratico|

Talks between Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government have hit a stumbling block over the PD's opposition to Giuseppe Conte being reinstated as prime minister.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Italy’s 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte

In setback for 5-Star, Italy’s PM backs completion of rail link with France

By |julij 24th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Luigi Di Maio, News, railways|

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday (23 July) that blocking works on a rail link with France would cost Italy more than completing the infrastructure, taking a stance on an issue that has divided the government coalition for months.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za In setback for 5-Star, Italy’s PM backs completion of rail link with France

Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties

By |julij 5th, 2019|5-Star Movement, Crimea annexation, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Russia, Sanctions, Sergei Skripal, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin|

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (4 July) he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the bloc's new leadership that sanctions on Moscow were counter-productive.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin, visiting Italy, says wants Rome to help mend Moscow-EU ties

Italian PM Conte says he will resign if coalition squabbles persist

By |junij 4th, 2019|5-Star Movement, budget deficit, Giuseppe Conte, italian elections, Italy, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News|

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday (3 June) he was ready to resign unless the two parties in the governing populist coalition -- the League and the Five Star Movement -- stopped squabbling.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Italian PM Conte says he will resign if coalition squabbles persist

5-Star members back Di Maio to stay after EU election rout

By |maj 31st, 2019|5-Star Movement, italian elections, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News|

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday (30 May) resoundingly backed Luigi Di Maio to carry on as leader following a bruising defeat in European parliamentary elections. Di Maio got the backing of 80% of the 56,127 5-Star members who voted...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za 5-Star members back Di Maio to stay after EU election rout

The Five Star Movement’s attempt to create a European Parliament group

By |februar 18th, 2019|5-Star Movement, anti-system, direct democracy, European elections 2019, Luigi Di Maio, News|

Leaders of 5 parties from Italy, Poland, Croatia, Finland and Greece met in Rome last week to sign an electoral manifesto. Piotr Kaczyński has followed the event and offers his impressions and comments.

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Italy’s populist leaders pledge to replace central bank’s top brass

By |februar 11th, 2019|5-Star Movement, banking supervision, Banks, budget deficit, European Commission, Italy, Lega, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, State aid|

Italy's populist leaders on Saturday (9 February) promised to replace top officials at the country's central bank, who they said must pay for failing to prevent a spate of banking scandals in which thousands lost their savings.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Italy’s populist leaders pledge to replace central bank’s top brass