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ROME  | The Latest: Italy leader: EU immigration policy a ‘failure’

ROME  — The Latest on Italian politics (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has declared the Europe Union’s immigration policy a “failure” and demanded it be renegotiated as he outlined the policy agenda of the populist 5-Star Movement and League’s “government of change.” In his first policy address, Conte insisted that Italy … Continue reading ROME  | The Latest: Italy leader: EU immigration policy a ‘failure’

ROME | Populists campaign in Sicily after forming Italy government

ROME (AP) — Days after taking office, the two pillars of Italy’s first populist government are already campaigning. Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, the leaders of the right-wing League and euroskeptic 5-Star Movement, respectively, were in Sicily on Sunday, a week before municipal elections on the island region. They want to capitalize on the … Continue reading ROME | Populists campaign in Sicily after forming Italy government

ROME | Italian economist to meet president amid political crisis

ROME — Italy’s president invited economist Carlo Cottarelli to the presidential palace on Monday amid speculation he would ask the former International Monetary Fund official to form a technical government following the collapse of what would have been Western Europe’s first populist government. President Sergio Mattarella scuttled the 5-Star Movement and League’s bid to form … Continue reading ROME | Italian economist to meet president amid political crisis