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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 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(...)

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(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte with finance minister Giovanni Tria in June. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Italy’s government may offer the European Commission a minor concession when it resubmits its budget after an unprecedented rejection last month. The(...)

  Italian vice premier and labour minister Luigi Di Maio during question time at the Chamber of Deputies, Rome . Photogrpah: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Italy’s deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday reiterated his country had no plans to leave the single currency, but it would not change its (...)

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(...)

Mounted police officers perform the changing of the guard prior to the swearing-in ceremony for Italy’s new government at Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA.

Italy’s new government was sworn in on Friday, ending the country’s longest postwar political crisis but pushing the euro zone’s third-largest economy(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

  Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio arrives to address the media after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella  .Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

For years, debt investors have feared a populist government taking power in a large European country. Now, with a deal likely to be struck in Italy (...)

A mural in Rome depicting Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio  kissing League leader Matteo Salvini in the context of their striking a deal. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

As Italy’s hung parliament gathered last week for the first time since the general election, a mural appeared in a Rome side street showing Luigi Di M(...)