Italy is far from becoming the euro area's next Greece, Italian Deputy Minister Michele Geraci tells DW. People should not be worried about Rome's budget plan, with a strong focus on economic growth and consumption.
The IMF says Germany's family firms share part of the blame for the nation's rising inequality. But the head of the foundation for German family businesses rejects the IMF's stance, and claims the opposite is true.
The incoming head of the European Commission has said she will look for pragmatic solutions to the issue of migration. Ursula von der Leyen also spoke of plans for Italy's budget and her approach to Poland and Hungary.
The EU has given Warsaw two months to show it takes its own judicial independence seriously or risk possible funding cuts in the new EU budget. But would Brussels dare cook a goose that lays the bloc's few golden eggs?
The EU Commission has begun a legal process that could mean unprecedented sanctions and financial oversight of Europe's fourth-largest economy. Italy aims to change the rules that could lead to its censure.
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