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Giselda Vagnoni

Operation Paris - Italy's plan to stay on ECB executive board

11 Jun 2019

ROME Italy is ready to back a French candidate to lead the European Central Bank as part of its plan to ensure Rome retains a seat on the ECB executive board once Italian chief Mario Draghi steps down this year, a government source in Rome said.

Italy's Salvini confident of budget accord with EU

10 Jun 2019

MILAN Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini expressed confidence that Rome would be able to reach an accord with the European Union over public finances ahead of a key coalition meeting later on Monday.

Moderate leaders try to protect Italy - from their own government

07 Jun 2019

ROME Italy's prime minister and economy minister have formed an unofficial alliance with the president to prevent the euro zone's third-largest economy being dragged into financial crisis by its ruling parties, sources say.

Italy says it won't seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis

03 Jun 2019

ROME The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew.

U.N. envoy hopes Libya peace efforts can bear fruit soon

24 Apr 2019

ROME The U.N. envoy for Libya voiced hope on Wednesday that efforts to establish a peace dialogue between the country's two warring sides could bear fruit within the next two weeks.

RPT-ANALYSIS- Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

22 Apr 2019

* Government desperate to find investors for flagship carrier

Will the Benettons use Alitalia to fly in from the cold?

19 Apr 2019

MILAN/ROME Italian transport group Atlantia could join a rescue of loss-making flag carrier Alitalia to try to win favor with the government and secure the future of its own domestic business following a deadly bridge collapse last year, sources said.

Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

11 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI/ROME Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict.

Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation

24 Mar 2019

ROME Italy endorsed China's ambitious "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan on Saturday, becoming the first major Western power to back the initiative to help revive the struggling Italian economy.

Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions: source

13 Mar 2019

ROME Delta Air Lines and easyJet have set strict conditions for investing in Alitalia that could jeopardize a government-led plan to rescue the troubled Italian airline, a source close to the matter said.

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