Giuseppe Conte

    • Italy's government starts to work, Conte meets EU chiefs

      Italy's government starts to work, Conte meets EU chiefs

      Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that his new government is getting straight down to work after winning the second of two confidence votes in the upper house of parliament on Tuesday, ANSA reported. On Wednesday Conte is meeting European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, the outgoing EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk for talks in Brussels.

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    • Italy's PM wins first confidence vote in parliament

      Italy's PM wins first confidence vote in parliament

      Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte on Monday won the first of two mandatory confidence votes on his new coalition of rival parties, news wires reported. Conte's second government is based on the alliance between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). They made a pact after League leader and former interior minister Matteo Salvini pulled the plug on Conte's first government last month.

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    • Italy prospects to be more EU open

      Italy prospects to be more EU open

      The surprised coalition deal between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), two bitter rivals in the past on the Italian political scene, gave last week a birth of a government, headed by the outgoing PM Giuseppe Conte. On Wednesday he handed President Sergio Mattarella the list of his 21 ministers, who were sworn in a day later.

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    • Italy seems to be moving away from snap elections

      Italy seems to be moving away from snap elections

      Italy took a step to avoid snap elections as the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) agreed on Wednesday to form a coalition government headed by the outgoing PM Giuseppe Conte. The 55-year-old professor was summoned to the presidential palace on Thursday by President Sergio Mattarella who gave him a mandate for new cabinet.

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    • Italy to have new ruling coalition with Conte as premier

      Italy to have new ruling coalition with Conte as premier

      The Italian anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) agreed later on Wednesday to form a coalition government headed by the outgoing PM Giuseppe Conte. He will be summoned this morning by President Sergio Mattarella to the presidential palace to be given a mandate as premier, ANSA reported.

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