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Mayor in Italy bans abusive language
In January 2019, an ordinance that officially bans offensive language was passed in Luzzara. Mayor Andrea Costa wants to put a stop to insults and aggression and has lined up "educational sanctions" for offenders.
Malta rescues 85 migrants from sinking vessel
A total of 85 migrants were rescued from the sinking wooden boat off the coast of Malta. The Mediterranean island has been allowing more migrants on its shores in response to pressure from Italy.
Thousands of Nigerian women tricked and forced into prostitution in Italy
Thousands of Nigerian women tricked and forced into prostitution in Italy,
Italy cuts growth forecast sharply lower to 0.2%
Italy's populist government has confirmed that the economy is effectively stagnating. It also raised its projected budget deficit as it seeks to maintain early retirement and basic income programs.
Police target 'Ndrangheta mafia in raids across Europe
6 Dec 2018
Police in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium have arrested several members of the Calabrian mafia. The 'Ndrangheta is heavily involved in Europe's cocaine trade.
Who WWins the Italy-EU Game of Chicken?
13 Nov 2018
Guests respond to today's MLIV Question of The Day, "which asset will win out from the Italy-EU game of chicken?"
Italy's budget needs to offer credibility, Eurogroup chief says
8 Nov 2018
Italy’s government needs to present a budget plan that offers a credible outlook on how the nation will tackle its high debt burden, according to Eurogroup President Mario Centeno.
Rain and wind continue to hammer Italy, death toll rises to 9
31 Oct 2018
Rescue efforts continued in Italy on Tuesday (October 30) as heavy rain and strong winds kept battering the country for the third day in a row.
Football breaks down borders for young migrants
27 Oct 2018
Integrating into a new culture can be a daunting process. For many people, sport can offer common ground. At a football training camp in Italy, young migrants recently had the chance to hone their skills with professional coaches from Germany.
Italy offers to cut deficit from 2020 in peace offering to EU
5 Oct 2018
Italy has set next year's deficit target at 2.4% of GDP, with a commitment to reduce it in 2020 and 2021.
Italy has no plan whatsoever to leave the Euro, Borghi says
3 Oct 2018
Italy Head of Lower House Budget Committee Claudio Borghi discusses market reaction to the Italian budget and fears that the nation will attempt to leave the euro.
Italy's populist budget draws concern from EU, bond investors
29 Sep 2018
Italy’s budget plans that would see a 2.4 percent deficit have not only put the government on a potential collision course with the European Union.