Tag: 5-Star Movement

Italian Senate lifts immunity of defiant Salvini over migrant boat

The decision gives magistrates in Sicily the go-ahead to press charges over his decision to keep more than 100 migrants blocked aboard a coastguard ship for six days last July as he waited for other European Union states to agree to take them in.

Italian PM Conte names new ministers, sets policy agenda for 2020

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte named two new ministers on Saturday to replace his education minister who resigned this week and outlined an ambitious agenda for next year including reform of the justice system and state bureaucracy.

Italy’s ruling parties call for lowering voting age to 16

Italy's coalition parties said on Monday they were in favour of reducing the minimum voting age to 16, in a move which...

In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian...

Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy...

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate, letting it take office

Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday allowing it to take office following a stormy debate, with...

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often-fraught...

Italy’s 5-Star votes in favour of PD coalition, opening way for...

Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, opening the way for a...

Italy close to new government as Trump backs Conte’s return as...

The two parties trying to form a new Italian government appeared close to a coalition deal on Tuesday, cheering financial markets as well as...

Italy’s 5-Star, PD struggling to find deal on new government ahead...

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star party and the main centre-left opposition PD are struggling to break a logjam over who could lead a new government as...

Italy’s 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the...