Italy

Italy: Directors of a non-profit for migrants have been arrested in an embezzlement and abuse scandal

Six directors of a non-profit organization who were running several reception centers for migrants south of Rome have been arrested in Italy for embezzling millions of euros from the state while mistreating asylum-seekers for whom they were responsible, Italian government officials reported Tuesday in a televised press conference. The suspects …

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Italy: New government begins to be finalized

Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, the leaders of the 5-star Movement (M5S) and the League, announced last night that they have reached a new agreement for a unity government. “All conditions are met for a coalition,” the two announced Luigi in a statement sent by the M5S after long …

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Political crisis in Italy: President vetoes Euroskeptical Finance Minister, imposed former IMF official in his place, and Prime Minister resigns; new elections to be called

As feared by observers, in an unprecedented move, pro-EU President Sergio Mattarella rejected the nomination of the proposed new Euroskeptical Finance Minister, Paolo Savona, by incoming Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over concerns that his appointment would lead to Italy’s exit from the Eurozone. Conte, who was chosen by the coalition …

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