06.06.2018 - 21:53 [ ]

Neue italienische Regierung ist komplett

Das Kabinett, das sich am gestrigen Dienstagabend im Senat und am heutigen Mittwoch im Abgeordnetenhaus vorstellt, wird aller demagogischen Wahlversprechen zum Trotz die Arbeiterklasse frontal angreifen und versuchen, den sozialen Widerstand auf Flüchtlinge abzulenken. Das zeigen sowohl die Zusammenstellung der Minister als auch ihre ersten Schritte und Äußerungen.

04.06.2018 - 15:22 [ ]

Basic income is priority – Di Maio

„We’ll get it there because we have the men (needed) to be treated on the same terms as the other European countries“. He also said that the new government will abolish the centre-left’s Jobs Act labour reform „at once“ because this has „made work precarious“.
„Work is necessary for everyone and it must be dignified. You cannot have starvation salaries,“ he said.

31.05.2018 - 18:48 [ ]

Salvini, Di Maio meet for govt talks

Rome Tor Vergata University economics lecturer Giovanni Tria is now being touted as a possible economy minister, sources said.
Savona would move to European affairs and Enzo Moavero Milanesi, a former EU affairs minister, would be foreign minister, the sources said.

31.05.2018 - 00:07 [ ]

M5S want to move Savona, League doesn’t

League leader Matteo Salvini, however, said he hoped to form a government with the M5S but rejected the M5S’s idea of moving Savona. He said he wanted „the same team“ and that Di Maio had agreed that Savona was the best man for the job of representing the government’s economic position in Brussels.

30.05.2018 - 15:01 [ ]

Head of Italy’s M5S rekindles negotiations to form a government

Luigi Di Maio, the 31-year-old head of M5S, Italy’s largest party, indicated on Wednesday he was prepared to compromise on his controversial choice of a eurosceptic economist, Paolo Savona, for finance minister.

29.05.2018 - 16:58 [ ]

Di Maio calls mobilisation, tricolours

Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio on Monday called for mass mobilisation in support of the party’s announced bid to impeach President Sergio Mattarella for allegedly sinking an M5S-League government bid.
„I call citizens to mobilise, make yourselves heard, it’s important that you do it right now. We will organise peaceful and symbolic demonstrations“, Di Maio said, urging „everyone“ to come to Rome for a big demo on June 2, national Republic Day.

28.05.2018 - 17:19 [ Seattle Times ]

Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro

The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and in the necessity of Italy cutting its stubbornly high-debt load.

28.05.2018 - 16:43 [ ]

No one contemplated euro exit-Salvini

„No one ever thought about quitting the euro,“ Salvini told Radio Capital.
„It wasn’t in our programmes, it wasn’t in Savona’s programme.
„There was just the revision of the banking system and the taxes“.

28.05.2018 - 16:31 [ ]

PD backs Mattarella

The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday backed President Sergio Matterella after his controversial rejection the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„The League and the 5-Star Movement are using unheard of words and unprecedented threats,“ caretaker PD leader Maurizio Martina said via Twitter.

28.05.2018 - 16:20 [ Bloomberg ]

Italy’s Establishment Vetoes the Populists

Italy’s two populist leaders forged a coalition from very different policy platforms. They found a prime minister that both could accept. Then President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their finance minister and their bid for power foundered, unleashing chaos and rage in equal measure in Rome.

28.05.2018 - 16:19 [ ]

Technocrat PM to take over in Italy as President steps in to protect the euro

Shortly afterwards, he summoned former International Monetary Fund (IMF) senior official Carlo Cottarelli for a Monday morning meeting — an indication he may be considering asking him to head a government of unelected technocrats.

28.05.2018 - 16:09 [ ]

Impeachment Mattarella – Di Maio

5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Sunday that President Sergio Mattarella should be impeached after he rejected the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„(What) if we have elections and we win and the we go to the president’s palace and they say we cannot form a government?“ Di Maio said on a telephone interview with RAI show ‚Che Tempo Che Fa‘.

22.05.2018 - 13:38 [ Reuters ]

Italian parties pledge backing for NATO amid Syrian uncertainties

(12.4.2018) “I reaffirm … that our intention is to remain close to our allies,” 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio told reporters, adding: “It is also clear that the end of the fighting in Syria will not be brought about by a military victory but by diplomacy.”

Salvini said Italy had an obligation to remain “loyal” to NATO, but reiterated: “We are firmly opposed to any unilateral actions” in Syria.

07.05.2018 - 20:02 [ ]

Letztes Ringen um Regierung: Neuwahlen rücken näher

„Der 8. Juli ist der nächstbeste Wahltermin“, sagte der Chef der rechtspopulistischen Lega, Matteo Salvini, am Ende seines Gesprächs mit dem Vorsitzenden des M5S, Luigi Di Maio. Dieser hatte der Lega eine Regierungskoalition angeboten. Salvini hat das Angebot nicht angenommen und hält am Mitte-Rechts-Bündnis mit Ex-Ministerpräsident Silvio Berlusconi und dessen Forza Italia fest.