Giuseppe Conte

Italy: Former Interior Minister Salvini to Stand Trial Over Migrant Crysis in 2019

A judge in Sicily on Saturday ordered former interior minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial for having refused to let a Spanish migrant rescue ship dock in an Italian port in 2019, keeping the people at sea for days.

Judge Lorenzo Iannelli set September 15 as the trial date during a hearing in the Palermo bunker courtroom, the LaPresse news agency reported.

Draghi takes helm in Italy, focused on pandemic recovery aid

Mario Draghi, the man largely credited with saving the euro currency, took the helm as Italy's premier on Feb. 13 after assembling a government of economic experts and other technocrats along with career politicians from across the spectrum to guide the pandemic-devastated nation toward recovery.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Officially Steps Down

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has officially stepped down in order to try to form a government with wider support, and the consultations with the parties with a view to finding a new parliamentary majority will start on Wednesday afternoon, according to the official statement from the presidential palace.