Italy just took a step closer to a major clash with the rest of Europe over its budget crisis

Italy just took a step closer to a major clash with the rest of Europe over its budget crisis

Italy’s government on Tuesday pushed the country closer to a showdown with the European Union after submitting its latest budget for review. The budget proposes increasing both Italy’s overall government debt and its deficit in the short run, pushing the deficit as high as 2.4% of GDP over the coming years. This means Italy will…

Italy 1-1 Ukraine: Genoa bridge collapse victims honoured in emotional friendly match

Italy 1-1 Ukraine: Genoa bridge collapse victims honoured in emotional friendly match

Both teams stopped playing in the 43rd minute and applauded in memory of those who diedItaly were held to a friendly draw by Ukraine on an emotional night at Sampdoria’s Stadio Luigi Ferraris which honoured the victims of the bridge collapse in Genoa. In August, a section of the Morandi motorway collapsed, killing 43 people…

Italy budget fears spark another selloff as 10-year bond hits 2014 high

Italy budget fears spark another selloff as 10-year bond hits 2014 high

Key European markets are once again selling off on Tuesday as investors continue to worry about possible negative consequences of the Italian budget crisis. Last week, Italian stocks sold off sharply and bond yields spiked, as the prospect of a rising national debt in the third largest economy in the eurozone raised the prospect of…

Italy bridge collapse firm under attack

Italy bridge collapse firm under attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‚I was under the bridge when it collapsed’Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge,…

Grief and anger at Italy bridge collapse

Grief and anger at Italy bridge collapse

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make an initial €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds to the…

Italy agrees to accept migrant arrivals

Italy agrees to accept migrant arrivals

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Italy had recently refused to allow migrant ships to enter its ports Italy is to allow migrant rescue ships to dock until the EU reaches a deal to distribute new arrivals. Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said Italy would continue to accept vessels for five weeks while the EU…

Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily

Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily

Image copyright EPA Image caption Women and children were allowed to land at Pozzallo on Sunday Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50…

We went to a McDonald’s in Italy — here are all the items you can only get there

We went to a McDonald’s in Italy — here are all the items you can only get there

We went to a McDonald’s branch in Italy to see what’s on the menu. The branch we visited was in the iconic city of Venice, but sadly it was not on a canal. We ordered some items that are only sold in Italy. We got the My Selection Chicken burger, which has chicken breast, provolone…

Italy shuts ports to 629 rescued migrants

Italy shuts ports to 629 rescued migrants

Image copyright SOS MEDITERRANEE Image caption SOS Méditerrané posted photos of rescued migrants Italy’s new interior minister has refused permission for a rescue vessel to drop off 629 migrants picked up off Libya’s coast. Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, said Malta should let the Aquarius dock but he was rejected. Malta said the…

Italy populists take power: What comes next?

Italy populists take power: What comes next?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Populists poised to govern: Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio (L) and League’s Matteo Salvini Italy’s new populist government has been sworn in, ending months of political uncertainty. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement and right-wing League have gone into coalition, preparing to set the eurozone’s third biggest economy on a…