Tag: Giuseppe Conte

French president Emmanuel Macron, left, meets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during last week's G7 summit in Canada

Italy, France Leaders Meet Despite War of Words Over Open Borders

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the

Paolo Savona talks on a phone at the Ambrosetti economic workshop on competition in the financial markets at Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, Friday, March 10, 2000. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy Faces Showdown Over Populist Candidate for Finance Minister

Having confirmed the techno-populist prime minister Giuseppe Conte, Italian president Sergio Mattarella is now seeking to impede the nomination of Eurosceptic Paolo Savona as finance minister, who could become the linchpin of the populist plan for Italy’s economic reboot.