ROME Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Thursday Italy would present its own proposals on European banking union after the country blocked a euro zone reform of its bailout fund due to a dispute among Rome's ruling parties.
ROME Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco on Wednesday backed a contested reform of the euro zone's bailout fund and said it needed to pave the way for broader euro zone financial integration.
ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told parliament on Monday a contested reform of the euro zone's bailout fund was in Italy's national interest, but that it should only be adopted as a package alongside other measures.
ROME Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European authorities with a new target for his eurosceptic anger: a planned reform of the region's bailout fund.
ROME Members of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's difficulties as leader.
BRUSSELS/ROME A political storm has erupted in Italy over reform of the euro zone's bailout fund, known as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
ROME Proposals to reform the euro zone's bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level.
ROME The 5-Star Movement, senior partner in two coalitions since last year's national election, is struggling with internal strife and falling support which threaten the survival of Italy's two-month old government.
ROME European Central Bank Governing Council member Ignazio Visco said on Friday he was in favor of reforming the euro zone's bailout fund but that some proposals carried risks that needed to be carefully considered.
ROME Italy will next year become the world's first country to make it compulsory for schoolchildren to study climate change and sustainable development, Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti said.