After a deal collapse and revival, Italy’s populist parties are set to govern in a coalition under political novice Giuseppe Conte
Italy's coalition government of the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League party has failed to ease tensions in Brussels between vocal pro-Europeans and nationalists. Where are the Five Star's allegiances?
The EU's budget chief has called for a row over Italy's draft budget to be resolved calmly. Rome's plans to flout eurozone budget discipline rules pushed Moody's to downgrade the country's credit rating.
The European Commission has for the first time ever rejected the budget of a member state, as it said the spending plans of Italy's populist government were violating the bloc's debt limit and needed revision.
Rome wants to borrow more in order to boost welfare, lower the retirement age, allow for a partial amnesty on unpaid taxes, and grow the Italian economy. The budget puts Rome on a collision course with Brussels.
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