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Up to #Italy to prove it’s reducing debt: EU’s #Moscovici

Up to #Italy to prove it’s reducing debt: EU’s #Moscovici

| June 7, 2019

Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici (pictured) renewed pressure on Italy on Thursday (6 June) over its public finances, saying it was up to Rome to prove it was bringing its deficit and debt under control. The European Commission said on Wednesday (5 June) that Italy’s rising debt broke EU rules, opening the way for a possible […]

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#Italy says it won’t seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis

#Italy says it won’t seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis

| June 4, 2019

The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew, write Giselda Vagnoni and Silvia Aloisi. The European Commission wrote to Italy last week asking it to explain why its public debt rose in 2018 instead […]

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#Italy vows to respect EU’s fiscal rules in next budget

#Italy vows to respect EU’s fiscal rules in next budget

| June 3, 2019

Italy has vowed to respect the European Union’s fiscal rules in its next budget despite deteriorating public finances and a pledge by the anti-austerity government for swingeing tax cuts, write Silvia Aloisi and Gavin Jones. Responding to a letter from the Commission questioning why Italy’s already huge debt grew last year, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria (pictured) blamed an […]

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Italy’s #AGCOM sheds more light on advertising

Italy’s #AGCOM sheds more light on advertising

| May 23, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that Italians and people living in Italy love gaming, with online gambling in its many forms proving to be a huge success over the years. Last summer’s World Cup betting and growing interest in global online gambling leaders such as PartyCasino and Betsson showcase just how successful online gambling in Italy […]

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Italy’s #Salvini says government not at risk, despite feuding

Italy’s #Salvini says government not at risk, despite feuding

| April 24, 2019

Italy’s government is not at risk and the cabinet will finally approve a long-delayed decree on Tuesday to boost economic growth, deputy Prime Minister and right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini (pictured) said, write Francesca Piscioneri, Gavin Jones and Angelo Amante. The League and its coalition partner, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, clashed angrily at the end of […]

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Italy’s #League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

Italy’s #League presents anti-euro candidates at EU elections

| April 23, 2019

Italy’s right-wing League has presented prominent anti-euro campaigners among its candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections, reviving doubt about the ruling party’s commitment to the single currency, writes Gavin Jones. Antonio Rinaldi, who teaches economics at Rome’s Link Campus University and is a frequent guest on television talk shows, has campaigned for years for Italy […]

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EU’s Juncker says ‘slightly worried’ about #Italy economy

EU’s Juncker says ‘slightly worried’ about #Italy economy

| April 4, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) said on Tuesday (2 April) he was “slightly worried” about the state of the Italian economy and urged the government to do more to boost growth, writes Francesca Piscioneri. After talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Juncker told reporters there was “great love” between Italy and the European […]

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