Five Star Movement

Five Star Movement founder reportedly mocked warnings of collapse of Morandi Bridge

"We have been told about the little fairy tale of the imminent collapse of the Morandi Bridge." That is how Five Star Movement co-founder Beppe …

Italy

Italy's deputy prime minister is blaming the EU for the deadly bridge collapse, even though nobody knows what caused it yet

Italy's deputy prime minister has blamed the deadly collapse of a highway bridge on the European Union, even though officials have yet to establish the cause of the disaster.<p>Matteo Salvini, the leader of the eurosceptic Lega Nord party, suggested on Tuesday that EU fiscal rules had prevented Italy …

Europe

Italy Has Reversed Its Stance On Mandatory Vaccination, Despite A Recent Rise In The Outbreak Of Measles

Italy has reversed a new law that sees mandatory vaccination for school entry.<p>Italy’s Five Star Movement and the League have helped sway the Italian …

Public Health

WATCH: Italian government criticised for change to vaccination law

The Italian government is facing criticism after it voted through legislation meaning parents will no longer have to prove their children are vaccinated before starting nursery or preschool.<p>The coalition government, made up of the Five Star movement and the League, has long been against compulsory …

Public Health

Anti-vaxxers not welcome here, says gelateria owner

The owner of a gelateria in the North of Italy has sparked heated debate after he displayed a sign outside his ice cream parlour telling …

Italy

Italian government plans to introduce "citizens' income" despite deficit concerns

Click for full view<p>Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio (C) talks to the media after a meeting with the leader of the Northern League , …

European News

Italy cuts growth, deficit forecast

Italy on Wednesday cut its forecasts for both economic growth and its public finances this year and next year, potentially lining it up for a clash …

Economy

Rome's City Services Falling Behind

From buses that catch fire to uncollected trash, Rome is facing a mess of problems with urban services. One group has responded by filling 5,000 potholes as the city tries to repair itself.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>All roads lead to Rome, but the roads in Rome full of potholes and uncollected …

World News

Italy’s Populist Earthquake

“We have the sensation of being on the eve of an earthquake,” <i>Corriere della Sera</i> economics writer Dario Di Vico observed on the day of Italy’s …

Europe

A friend among ‘foes’ – Donald Trump welcomes Italian PM to White House

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has arrived in Washington ahead of a series of meetings later today with U.S President Donald Trump.<p>Conte, who leads a coalition government between two populist parties - the anti-establishment five-star movement and the far right league – could find common …

Donald Trump

What Donald Trump Thinks He Has Learned from Italy

When Donald Trump tilted his head and narrowed his eyes in order to get a better look at Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, of Italy, at a joint press conference at the White House on Monday, he seemed to regard him as a certain species of living evidence. Conte, who has been in office about two …

Donald Trump

Italy Will Stick to Its Guns, Di Maio Says, Amid Risk of EU Spat

Italy’s Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio said the government will go ahead with its plan to introduce a flat tax and an assured basic income, while …

Budget Deficit

Italy proposes mandating display of crucifixes in public buildings

Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2018 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill has been introduced in the Italian parliament which would require the visible display …

Elections

Five Star Movement tells sailor-turned-politician: get off boat or resign

A celebrated sailor turned MP for Italy’s governing Five Star Movement (M5S) has been given an ultimatum by party leaders to get back to work or resign after it emerged he has spent the majority of his time since winning election in early March on his boat.<p>Andrea Mura, the winner of several sailing …

World News

Absentee Five Star MP told to resign after spending most of his time on his boat

A sailor-turned-deputy for Italy’s Five Star Movement has been told by party leaders to resign after it emerged he had missed almost every …

Italy

Five Star Movement | World | The Guardian

I’ve never voted for Five Star: its muddled, sometimes naive, sometimes banal language is alien to me<p>Published: 22 Jun 2018<p>Matteo Salvini shrugs off critics who say policy reminiscent of Italy’s fascist past<p>Published: 19 Jun 2018<p>Migrant standoff has bolstered interior minister’s profile, leaving …

Matteo Salvini

'Unthinkable' to close ports to Italian rescue ships, says Italian Deputy PM

Rome, July 11 (IANS/AKI) It is "unthinkable" to bar Italian ships from national ports, Deputy Premier luigi Di Maio said Wednesday in an apparent …

Coast Guard

Italian Ministers discuss 'citizen wage' with World Bank's EU director Banerji

Rome, July 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Welfare and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio and Finance Minister Giovanni Tria on Tuesday met the World Bank's …

World Bank

Italy’s League Pulls Ahead

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini spent his first month in office railing against migrants, gypsies, criminals and European politicians …

François Hollande

Italian Parliament Speaker backs dialogue with Russia

Rome, July 6 (IANS/AKI) "Cooperation and dialogue" should underlie Italy' relations with Russia, Parliament Speaker Roberto Fico said on Friday.<p>"Ties …

Russia

Italy’s Voters Aren’t Anti-Immigration—But Their Government Is

The country’s electorate is torn between humanitarianism and nationalism, and it wound up with leaders on the nationalist side.<p>ROME—Italy’s populist coalition government is dominated by Matteo Salvini, the interior minister and deputy prime minister who fills the airwaves and social media with his …

Political Science

M5S's Ferrara: Will be hard to reach deal on migration

Five Star Movement lawmaker Laura Ferrara discusses the upcoming meeting between European leaders on migration.

Migration

IMF's Lagarde Offers Market Warning on Italy Fiscal Plans – Bloomberg

IMF's Lagarde Offers Market Warning on Italy Fiscal Plans<p>IMF's Lagarde Offers Market Warning on Italy Fiscal Plans<p>IMF's Lagarde Offers Market Warning …

International Monetary Fund

Italy and Spain, united against austerity

The formation of the new Italian government is widely considered a threat for the EU. The collaboration between the country's anti-establishment …

Europe

The Italian Prime Minister's New EU Adviser Compared The EU To Nazi Germany

Elisabetta Villa / Getty Images<p>Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.<p>A recently appointed EU adviser to Italy's new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, …

Europe

Euronews hits the road in Giuseppe Conte's Italy

Euronews’ Elena Cavallone and Bryan Carter embarked on a journey across Italy to take the political pulse of a country that has gone through one of its worst leadership crisis in decades.<p>They landed in Naples a few days after the new Italian government led by Giuseppe Conte was sworn in. Conte was …

World News

Mainstream Reformers Vs. Populists: The Game Is On in Europe

After months of pressure to reach a compromise, Italy's Five Star Movement and League party have formed a new government. The fear now is that their …

Five Star Movement

Matteo Salvini expands clout of Italy's League by stealing page from Trump's immigration playbook

ROME — Five years ago, Italy’s separatist Northern League party finished far behind in Italy’s general election, showing little national appeal and …

Europe

New Italian government faces many challenges

In a symbolic move, the former Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has handed over a small bell to Guiseppe Conte.<p>But the new government alliance has much work to do after taking three months to be formed following the election in March.<p>Five-Star Movement leader and deputy premier, Luigi Di …

European News

Italy's new government: 'Party is over' for migrants, Italy will no longer be 'Europe's refugee camp'

ROME — Italy will no longer be "Europe's refugee camp," the country's newly installed interior minister, Matteo Salvini, said on Monday as he promised tough action to reduce migrant arrivals and send back those who have already come.<p>Salvini, head of the right-wing League and a deputy prime minister …

World News