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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.