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RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Italy coalition drafts bill to reform central bank's management

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* Bill says parlt to decide any future changes to bank's statute

Exclusive: Italy coalition drafts bill to reform central bank's management

19 Jun 2019

ROME Italy's coalition has drawn up a bill aimed at giving the government and parliament the right to name the central bank's five-member board, ending the current system by which appointments are made mainly internally.

Italy's budget fight with Brussels shifts focus to 2020 - sources

17 Jun 2019

ROME Italy believes it can satisfy the European Commission's demands over its public accounts for this year, but the real sticking point in negotiations is now about 2020, government sources say.

Amanda Knox breaks down in Italy as she relives murder trial

16 Jun 2019

ROME Amanda Knox, back in Italy for the first time since her 2015 murder acquittal, broke down in tears on Saturday as she relived her eight-year ordeal of trials and imprisonment, and the media frenzy surrounding it. | Video

Italy seeks delay to EU budget decision, awaiting tax data - sources

12 Jun 2019

ROME Italy aims to convince the EU to delay until the autumn a decision on whether to open a disciplinary procedure over its finances, which are expected to look healthier after tax revenue data in July, four coalition sources said on Wednesday. | Video

Exclusive: Italy to play low 2019 deficit card to avoid EU procedure

07 Jun 2019

ROME Italian coalition officials say the country's public accounts are throwing up positive surprises this year, strengthening Rome's hand as it tries to ward off a possible European Union disciplinary procedure.

Italy's League says PM must not back down in EU budget fight

05 Jun 2019

ROME Italy's League will insist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte takes a tough line in budget talks with the European Commission and will "stop at nothing" to prevent new belt-tightening measures, the ruling party's economics chief said.

Italy's League criticises France, EU over handling of FCA/Renault merger

03 Jun 2019

ROME Italy's right-wing League party on Monday criticised France over its handling of a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault and said the way negotiations were proceeding showed the European Commission was unfair to Rome.

Italy promises to obey EU fiscal rules as debt rises

01 Jun 2019

ROME Italy has vowed to respect the European Union's fiscal rules in its next budget despite deteriorating public finances and a pledge by the anti-austerity government for swingeing tax cuts.

Italian Treasury: no plans for mini-BOT scheme and it is not needed

31 May 2019

ROME The Italian government has no plans to issue small denomination bonds to help pay state debts owed to companies, the Treasury said on Friday, looking to quell market concerns that Rome may introduce a parallel currency.

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