Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has admitted she had hoped to do "better" on controlling irregular migration, which has surged since her far-right party won historic elections a year ago.
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will visit the Italian island of Lampedusa with the country's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni this weekend after migrant arrivals surged, an EU official said Saturday.
Italy's far-right government is clamping down on juvenile crime after a recent spate of gang rapes blamed on teenagers, but critics warned Friday that harsher penalties alone would not stamp out delinquency.
Elon Musk said Friday that his much-hyped cage fight with Mark Zuckerberg would take place in Italy, as authorities there confirmed talks about hosting a "great charity event."
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Wednesday criticised the European Central Bank's hiking of interest rates to fight inflation, warning "the cure risks proving more damaging than the disease".
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Rome Saturday to meet with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, as Germany unveiled a new weapons package ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni urged greater support Friday for crisis-torn Tunisia, warning at Brussels summit of the risk of a "migratory wave" towards Europe if the situation deteriorated.