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Italy's Di Maio raps Salvini over 'irresponsible' debt remarks

14 May 2019

ROME Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday criticized a suggestion by his coalition partner Matteo Salvini that Italy could break European Union fiscal rules and increase its public debt in order to spur job creation.

UPDATE 1-Italy's Di Maio raps Salvini over "irresponsible" debt remarks

14 May 2019

ROME, May 14 Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday criticised a suggestion by his coalition partner Matteo Salvini that Italy could break European Union fiscal rules and increase its public debt in order to spur job creation.

Italy's Venice to charge admission fees for tourists

28 Feb 2019

VENICE, Italy Venice council has voted to impose an entrance fee on day-trippers to help pay for the upkeep of the much-visited lagoon city, setting a precedent that other tourist hotspots are watching closely, the mayor said on Wednesday. | Video

Italy's populist leaders pledge to replace central bank's top brass

09 Feb 2019

VICENZA, Italy Italy's populist leaders on Saturday promised to replace top officials at the country's central bank, who they said must pay for failing to prevent a spate of banking scandals in which thousands lost their savings.

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

10 Dec 2018

ROME/PADUA, Dec 9 Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

09 Dec 2018

ROME/PADUA Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

Italy's economy minister denies resignation reports

07 Dec 2018

ROME/VENICE Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Friday he would not resign and dismissed newspaper reports that he was on the verge of quitting amidst talks with Brussels over next year's budget.

Italy's economy minister denies resignation reports

07 Dec 2018

ROME/VENICE Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Friday he would not resign and dismissed newspaper reports that he was on the verge of quitting amidst talks with Brussels over next year's budget.

LVMH's eyewear venture looks to triple production

24 Apr 2018

LONGARONE, Italy A joint venture between Dior-owner LVMH and Italy's Marcolin could triple its production of glasses over time as its portfolio of brands expands.

Italian regions start pursuing greater autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

23 Oct 2017

MILAN/VENICE Political leaders in northern Italy claimed an overwhelming mandate on Monday to seek greater autonomy from Rome after referendums that did not go as far as the independence vote in Catalonia declared illegal by Spain.

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