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Italian premier presents economic measures on energy, family

Nov. 22, 2022 07:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni presented the government’s first economic policy initiatives Tuesday, announcing 21 billion euros in budget tweaks that would be used to help industry and families cope with soaring energy prices, as well as measures to incentivize couples to have more...

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni installed as Italy's premier

Oct. 22, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni, whose party with neo-fascist roots finished first in recent elections, was sworn in Saturday as Italy's first far-right premier since the end of World War II, pledging to work to help Europe and the United States with common challenges. Meloni, 45,...

EXPLAINER: Is Meloni a far-right firebrand or moderate?

Oct. 22, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — As Giorgia Meloni becomes Italy’s first female premier, the world is watching closely to see whether she will emerge as a firebrand leader of a far-right party with neo-fascist roots or the more moderate right-wing politician who succeeded in capturing 26% of the vote. ...

Italy's Meloni steeped herself in far-right ideology as teen

Oct. 21, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Her heart steeped in far-right tenets, as a young teen Giorgia Meloni embarked on an ideological quest that has propelled her — 30 years later — to the height of government power. The Sept. 25 election victory of Brothers of Italy, a fast-growing, nationalist party...

Italy's far-right leader Meloni forms new government

Oct. 21, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni on Friday formed Italy’s new ruling coalition, assembling the country's first far-right-led government since the end of World War II and becoming the first woman to obtain the premiership. A presidential palace official announced that Meloni and her...

Italy's feuding right-wing leaders aim somehow to govern

Oct. 20, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Formal consultations began on Thursday aimed at giving Italy a new government within days, but feuding between right-wing campaign allies over Russia and Ukraine risks undermining the prospective governing coalition's pro-NATO, pro-Europe pledges. President Sergio...

Italy's Meloni vows to put national energy interests first

Oct. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is poised to become Italy’s next premier, vowed Saturday to put national interests first in tackling soaring energy costs as she made her first public outing since her Brothers of Italy party won the most votes in the country's national election....

Right-wing leader in Italy slams Europe on energy policy

Sep. 30, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini on Friday criticized Germany and other European Union nations for not working together on a common response to the energy crisis but instead “protecting their own interests.” “The European Union in these days, in these...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.” The U.S.- and...

Italy gets new tranche of EU funds as dust settles from vote

Sep. 27, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Commission signed off Tuesday on the next 21-billion-euro ($20.2 billion) tranche of Italy’s pandemic recovery funds, a welcome infusion that comes amid questions about whether Giorgia Meloni and her euroskeptic party, which won the national election, will be able to...