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4 Jun 2019 | 2:00 AM

Italy PM threatens to quit, tells warring coalition to end feud

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threatened to quit on Monday, telling the ruling coalition's two feuding parties either to put an end to their brawling or take the country back to elections.

3 Jun 2019 | 5:51 PM

Italian PM threatens to quit, tells coalition to end feud

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threatened on Monday to resign, telling his two coalition partners to end their constant feuding or seek new elections.

8 May 2019 | 7:47 PM

Italy PM ousts junior League minister over graft case

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday dismissed a junior minister involved in a graft scandal despite resistance from the League party which had backed the official, who is a senior party member.

24 Apr 2019 | 7:57 PM

Italian cabinet infighting overshadows growth plan

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government approved an economic growth plan in the early hours of Wednesday after a bad-tempered cabinet meeting that exposed divisions in the ruling coalition and fuelled speculation about a government collapse.

23 Apr 2019 | 7:28 PM

Italy coalition fights over corruption probe as markets fret

ROME (Reuters) - Italian coalition feuding intensified on Tuesday, with the ruling parties at loggerheads over a junior minister embroiled in a corruption scandal as markets began pricing in a possible government collapse.

3 Apr 2019 | 11:12 PM

Italy PM denies Tria could quit over 5-Star attacks

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday ruled out that Economy Minister Giovanni Tria, who is under fire from within the ruling coalition, could step down.

6 Mar 2019 | 11:27 PM

Italy aims to sign preliminary Belt and Road deal with China

(Reuters) - Italy is negotiating a preliminary deal to become a part of China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost trade, a government official said on Wednesday, in a move that could upset the United States.

11 Dec 2018 | 7:29 PM

Italy coalition parties resisting major changes to deficit target - government source

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's coalition parties are resisting any major reduction to next year's deficit target, complicating efforts to avoid EU disciplinary action over the 2019 budget, a government source said on Tuesday.

7 Dec 2018 | 9:53 PM

Italy's economy minister denies resignation reports

ROME/VENICE (Reuters) - Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Friday he would not resign and dismissed newspaper reports that he was on the verge of quitting amidst talks with Brussels over next year's budget.

3 Dec 2018 | 3:49 AM

Italian PM upbeat on EU deal prospects ahead of budget votes

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian parliament begins voting this week on the government's contested 2019 budget, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte optimistic that a deal can be agreed with the European Commission.