European Union and NATO member, home to roughly 60 million people. The eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City.
Italy's capital and largest city is Rome, although rivals including Florence, Milan and Venice all played key roles in the region's past. This page collates DW's latest content related to Italy.
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In Italy, a new bill is raising hope for almost one million children and teens born in the country, but who are not Italian citizens. They’re the children of non-citizen, landed immigrants who under Italian law are not permitted to apply for citizenship until they turn 18. Even then, it’s not so easy. Megan Williams has more from Rome.
The Italian government has issued a cry for help saying it's overwhelmed by the number of migrants arriving on its shores - around 100,000 this year. Now the Italian government, backed by the European Commission, is busy preparing measures aimed at stopping private rescue ships from bringing more people to Italian ports. The topic is being hotly debated at the EU as Teri Schultz reports.