Rome is the capital of Italy. It played a major role in European history as the seat of the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization.
Rome, also known as The Eternal City, has a history going back more than 2,500 years. It is now one of the most-visited cities in the EU. It is home to many international companies, and also an important hub of fashion and design. The Vatican City, an independent country, is located within its boundaries. This is an automatic compilation of DW content about Rome.
Adi Hütter’s men completed a perfect Europa League group stage with a 2-1 away win over Lazio. But the focus was on the stands, as 10,000 away fans outnumbered their hosts and made the Olimpico feel like the Waldstadion.
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he is working hard to reach a compromise in the the dispute with Brussels over his country's ballooning budget. He is scheduled to meet tonight with European Comission president Jean-Claude Juncker, as hope rise he will be able to avert disciplinary measures. If he can't it could trigger early elections in March.
Prosecutors in Rome have put five members of Egypt's secret service under investigation for their role in the killing of student Guilio Regeni. The victim, a doctoral student, was abducted, tortured and killed in 2016.
The Italian government sticks to its budget plans, defying the European Commission. Brussels had asked Rome to revise the original high-spending budget plan to adhere to debt limits set by Brussels. But when the deadline passed Tuesday night, the populist Italian leadership said it won't make any changes.