Star Movement

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Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio will be foreign minister in the new Italian government. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s president has given the green light to a new coalition government that is expected to be less confrontational towards the EU, pushing the anti(...)

Italian president Sergio Mattarella with prime minister Giuseppe Conte  during their meeting at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on Thursday. Photograph: Paolo Giandotti/EPA

Italy’s president asked Giuseppe Conte to head a coalition of the Five Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could th(...)

Nicola Zingaretti, leader of the Democratic Party,  arrives for a news conference following a meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s Five Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) said on Wednesday they would try to form a coalition, setting aside years of hosti(...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte,   flanked by peputy prime ministers Matteo Salvini (left) and Luigi Di Maio,  addresses the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Italy’s prime minister accused his interior minister, right-wing politician Matteo Salvini, on Tuesday of trying to drag down the ruling coalition fo(...)

Italian deputy prime  minister Matteo Salvini addresses a news conference in Rome earlier this week. File photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid sp(...)

It would appear the first European was also Irish.

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s populist government failed to thrash out a new deficit target for the European Union in late night talks but cracks are starting to show in it(...)

The proposal is expected to reach a vote in the city’s council in October, although it faces opposition from some councillors as well as residents’ activist groups. Photograph: iStock

Authorities in Venice have proposed banning people from sitting and lying on the ground as the city pursues its quest to clamp down on what some offi(...)

The Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters, in Rome. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Italy’s sovereign debt may swell by as much as €9.4 billion if the government goes ahead with plans to nationalise the toll roads run by Atlantia’s un(...)

The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

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