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Italy's Savona seeks euro zone debt restructuring, backed by ECB

19 Sep 2018

ROME Italy wants the public debt of all euro zone states to be brought below 60 percent of gross domestic product, via a long-term restructuring underwritten by the European Central Bank, its European Affairs Minister wrote.

First the EU, now prosecutors - Italy's home minister thrives on friction

27 Aug 2018

CATANIA/ROME, Italy Italy's hardline interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is surfing a wave of public support after his latest showdown over immigration with the European Union, a row that also pitted him against a new foe: his country's own judiciary.

Citing Genoa bridge, Italian official doesn't rule out 2019 deficit breach

20 Aug 2018

ROME A top Italian government official on Monday declined to rule out that next year's budget deficit could be above the EU ceiling, linking the issue to last week's collapse of a motorway bridge.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Angry, yes. But anti-business? Italy likely to contain its bridge rage

17 Aug 2018

ROME, Aug 16 Italy's government has unnerved investors with its angry reaction to this week's deadly bridge collapse, threatening to renationalise toll roads and accusing its predecessors of being in thrall to big business.

Angry, yes. But anti-business? Italy likely to contain its bridge rage

16 Aug 2018

ROME Italy's government has unnerved investors with its angry reaction to this week's deadly bridge collapse, threatening to renationalize toll roads and accusing its predecessors of being in thrall to big business.

Italy's League sees euro collapse without ECB bond guarantee

13 Aug 2018

ROME The economic spokesman of Italy's ruling League party warned on Monday that unless the European Central Bank offers a guarantee to cap yield spreads in the euro zone, the euro will collapse.

Italy's Salvini asserts 'natural family' in move against same-sex parents

10 Aug 2018

ROME Italy's right-wing Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has ordered the wording on some official forms changed so that same-sex couples cannot both declare themselves as a child's parents.

Italy should scrap balanced budget clause in constitution: Di Maio

10 Aug 2018

ROME Italy should scrap a clause in its constitution obliging it to run a balanced budget, deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said, adding that the government was not yet working on the matter.

Italy passes law targeting temporary work, firms moving abroad

07 Aug 2018

ROME Italy's Senate on Tuesday approved a decree curbing temporary job contracts and penalizing firms that move production abroad, passing the first major legislation by the new government.

Italy fixes budget outline, as markets worry

03 Aug 2018

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday the government had fixed the framework of its 2019 budget, but investors concerned about Rome's spending plans sold government bonds and the statistics bureau said the economy would keep slowing.

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