Italy's new prime minister Enrico Letta laid out his agenda in his first speech to parliament since forming a coalition government. Letta wants to boost the economy, but doubts remain whether reforms will be enacted.
The prime minister-designate has given up on his mandate to form a government after talks with the president collapsed. The president is to meet with Carlo Cottarelli, a former senior IMF official, on Monday.
Italy has remained firm in its decision to shut its ports to a ship carrying more than 600 migrants. But Rome insisted it is still willing to help asylum-seekers — under certain conditions.
The mural that appeared in Rome shortly after Italy's elections has become reality: Populists from across the spectrum are embracing each other. Italy is facing a very uncertain future, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
The rise of anti-establishment parties in Italy has profoundly transformed Italian politics in just a decade. Now, with a second attempt at forming a government, the future is unclear. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
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