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Homes cut off after river bursts banks in Veneto

Several homes were cut off on Friday after the Muson dei Sassi River burst through the embankment in the province of Padua town of Camposampiero, causing widespread flooding, as a wave of torrential rain that has hit northern Italy this…

League wants EU flag removed from public buildings

The Euroskeptic, anti-migrant and rightwing ruling League party wants the EU flag removed from public buildings in Italy. “I have delivered to the parliamentary offices a bill for the repeal of the law that introduced the obligation to display the…

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Negotiations mustn’t lead to end of Ukraine – Tajani

Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani on Wednesday expressed skepticism after Russian President Vladimir Putin told Xinhua that Moscow was open to talks about the war in Ukraine, while stressing that any negotiations must not lead the end of…

Mattarella appeals to Israel to cease Gaza hostilities

President Sergio Mattarella appealed for a ceasefire in Gaza in a message on Tuesday to his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog for Israel’s Yom Ha’atzmaut Independence Day. The Italian head of State said “an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Gaza…

Von der Leyen not ruling out deal with Meloni’s ECR

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday failed to rule out a deal with European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group that Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party belongs to after next months European elections….

Rushdie says Meloni shd be ‘less childish’ on Saviano

Anglo-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie on Thursday said at the Turin Book Fair that Premier Giorgia Meloni should be “less childish” over her slander case against anti.-mafia writer Roberto Saviano for calling her a “bastard” after the death of a migrant…

EU in its ‘most critical phase’ says Mattarella

President Sergio Mattarella said Thursday that the European Union was going through possibly its toughest period so far in his message for Europe Day, which marks Robert Schuman’s 1950 declaration that led to the creation of the bloc. European history…

Don’t underestimate Moscow threat Gentiloni tells Left

European Economy Commissioner and former centre-left Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday warned that Italian Left against pushing for an appeasement that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to win his war of aggression in Ukraine. “It is crucial, when…

Meloni lands in Libya for meetings with Dabaiba, Haftar

Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived in Libya on Tuesday for talks with the North African country’s rival governments. Meloni, accompanied by Ministers Anna Maria Bernini (Higher Education), Orazio Schillaci (Health) and Andrea Abodi (Sport) first landed in Tripoli, where she is…

New aid package for Ukraine soon says Crosetto

Italy will approve a new aid package for Ukraine soon, Defence Minister Guido Crosetto said Monday. “In the coming weeks we will approve a new aid package for Ukraine so that it can continue to defend itself against Russia”, he…

Law for return to nuclear by end of this parliament-Pichetto

Environment and Energy Security Minister Gilberto Pichetto said Thursday that the government aims to pass the necessary legislation to make Italy’s return to nuclear power possible by the end of the current parliamentary term. Italy closed its nuclear plants in…

Each workplace death unacceptable-Mattarella on Labour Day

Every workplace accident death is unacceptable, President Sergio Mattarella said in a speech in Calabria marking Wednesday’s Labour Day holiday on Tuesday amid a spate of such deaths that has reaped over 125 lives so far this year, and around…