Five Star Movement

Salvini Pro-Family Congress Attendance Sparks Italy Coalition Conflict

Italian populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s upcoming attendance at a pro-family congress has provoked criticism from members of the Five Star Movement and potential conflict in their ruling coalition. The Lega leader announced he would be attending the World Congress of

ROME, ITALY - JUNE 01: (L-R) Labor and Industry and Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio and Interior Minister and Deputy PM Matteo Salvini arrives to attend the first session of the council of ministers at Palazzo Chigi on June 1, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Law professor Giuseppe Conte has been …

Italian Senate Passes Budget, Tweaked to Satisfy EU Demands

ROME (AP) — After a raucous marathon session, the Italian Senate early Sunday approved a national budget law that was tweaked after the European Union objected to plans by Italy’s populist government to satisfy expensive campaign promises with a large deficit.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech on the budget law at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert legal action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro …