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Italy defends budget as EU warns of 'unprecedented' rules breach

18 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Italy's Prime Minister defended its free-spending budget on Thursday, brushing off criticism from Brussels as the European Commission stepped up pressure over a draft it labeled an unprecedented breach of EU fiscal rules.

Italy's draft budget is serious breach of EU rules- Commission

18 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Italy's 2019 budget draft is in serious breach of EU budget rules, the European Commission told Rome on Thursday, in a step that prepares the ground for what would be an unprecedented rejection of a member state's fiscal plan.

Italy's draft budget is serious breach of EU rules: Commission

18 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Italy's 2019 budget draft is in serious breach of EU budget rules, the European Commission told Rome on Thursday, in a step that prepares the ground for what would be an unprecedented rejection of a member state's fiscal plan.

Italy renews pro-Russia push ahead of EU summit

17 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Italy's euroskeptic government is pushing for a reduction of tensions between the European Union and Russia but risks isolation in Brussels as EU partners seek instead stronger measures to deter Moscow from interfering in EU affairs.

UPDATE 1-Italy renews pro-Russia push ahead of EU summit

17 Oct 2018

* Italy resists EU sanctions on states conducting cyber-attacks

Italy renews pro-Russia push ahead of EU summit

17 Oct 2018

* Italy resists EU sanctions on states conducting cyber-attacks

ECB moves to revoke license of Malta's Pilatus Bank: sources

16 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS The European Central Bank has reached a preliminary decision to revoke the license of Malta's Pilatus Bank after its chairman was charged with money laundering, two ECB officials told Reuters, though legal hurdles remain. | Video

Border blockade: Irish riddle defies creative Brexit minds

15 Oct 2018

By Francesco Guarascio, Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald

Border blockade: Irish riddle defies creative Brexit minds

15 Oct 2018

By Francesco Guarascio, Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald

UK eyed customs deal to avoid Northern Ireland Brexit backstop: EU sources

15 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS British negotiators urged the EU to accept assurances Britain would effectively stay in a customs union with the EU to avoid a hard border with Ireland and make a hotly contested "backstop" for Northern Ireland unnecessary, EU diplomats said on Monday.

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