Luigi Di Maio
Italy poised for last-ditch talks to form new government
Italy's president is due to begin a fresh round of talks with discordant political parties on Tuesday aimed at finding a new coalition government and ending a political crisis sparked by the collapse of the ruling populist alliance.
France says 'unacceptable' that Italy deputy PM met 'yellow vests'
The French foreign ministry on Wednesday denounced as "unacceptable" a meeting between Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and France's "yellow vest" anti-government protesters.
Italy's economic policies likely to hurt the poorest
The economic policies of Rome's populist government make Italy vulnerable to a crisis of market confidence, with the poorest likely to suffer the most, the IMF warned Wednesday. "The authorities’ policies could leave Italy vulnerable to a renewed loss of market confidence," an International Monetary Fund annual report on the country said. "Italy could then…
Italy's Di Maio eyes curbs on newspapers' ad revenues
Luigi Di Maio, a key figure in Italy's populist government, has taken aim at the country's newspapers, accusing them of "polluting the debate" and threatening to pull advertising by state-owned companies. "The newspapers... are now polluting the public debate every day and the worst is that they are doing it with public money," the deputy…