President readies Italy for snap polls to be fought on EU, euro

By |maj 29th, 2018|Carlo Cottarelli, euro referendum, Eurozone, Italian elections 2018, Lega Nord, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Sergio Mattarella, Silvio Berlusconi|

Italy's president set the country on a path to fresh elections on Monday (28 May), appointing a former International Monetary Fund official as interim prime minister with the task of planning for snap polls and passing the next budget.

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Tajani warns compatriots against exiting the euro

By |maj 11th, 2018|Antonio Tajani, euro referendum, eurosceptics, forza italia, Italian elections 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, Lega Nord, News, Silvio Berlusconi|

This year’s “State of the Union” conference opened in Florence on Friday  (11 May), coinciding with the news that Italy is likely to get a coalition government of two Eurosceptic forces, both keen on leaving the eurozone. Speaking at the event, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani strongly warned Italy against exiting the euro.

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Italy’s League and 5-Star make ‘significant steps’ towards government deal

By |maj 11th, 2018|euro referendum, eurosceptics, Italian elections 2018, Luigi Di Maio, Matteo Salvini, News, Northern league, Sergio Mattarella|

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League have made "significant steps" towards forming a government, the two parties said Thursday (10 May) as Italy looked to end nine weeks of political deadlock.

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Berlusconi ally attacks euro, says preparing exit

By |februar 8th, 2018|euro, euro referendum, forza italia, Italian elections 2018, Lega Nord, Matteo Salvini, News, populists, Silvio Berlusconi|

The leader of Italy's right-wing Northern League said yesterday (7 February) his party was preparing the ground to leave the euro zone and called the euro a "German currency" which had damaged Italy's economy.

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Berlusconi says Italy can’t leave euro, coalition ally disagrees

By |januar 10th, 2018|euro referendum, eurosceptics, Italian elections 2018, Lega Nord, News, Silvio Berlusconi|

Silvio Berlusconi said yesterday (9 January) that Italy must not leave the euro but his main coalition partner immediately disagreed, underlining policy differences in the centre-right bloc which is expected to take most seats in an election in March.

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