Merkel backs ‘courageous’ Renzi over EU budget rules

Merkel backs ‘courageous’ Renzi over EU budget rules

"I am doing everything in my power to support him with this."

Budget: Italy sets aside €400m fund for vaccines and anti-Covid drugs

Budget: Italy sets aside €400m fund for vaccines and anti-Covid drugs

Italy waters down plastic tax after complaints from business

Italy waters down plastic tax after complaints from business

Europe warns Italy over spending, but gives green light to the budget

Europe warns Italy over spending, but gives green light to the budget

Tampon tax: Italy announces VAT cut on sanitary products

Tampon tax: Italy announces VAT cut on sanitary products

How ageing Italy plans to bump up its birth rate in 2020

How ageing Italy plans to bump up its birth rate in 2020

Budget: Brussels demands ‘clarification’ from Italy over spending plan

Budget: Brussels demands ‘clarification’ from Italy over spending plan

Italy unveils new landmark tax on internet giants

Italy unveils new landmark tax on internet giants

Italy’s black market is now worth more than €200 billion

Italy’s black market is now worth more than €200 billion

Here’s what the Italian budget means for foreign residents
FOR MEMBERS

Here’s what the Italian budget means for foreign residents

From cash withdrawals to e-cigarettes: Five new tax hikes Italy has planned
FOR MEMBERS

From cash withdrawals to e-cigarettes: Five new tax hikes Italy has planned

Italian PM seeks reform in Europe after winning confidence vote

Italian PM seeks reform in Europe after winning confidence vote

Italy insists it’s ‘on track’ to avoid EU budget fines

Italy insists it’s ‘on track’ to avoid EU budget fines

Why is Italy talking about introducing another currency?

Why is Italy talking about introducing another currency?

Eurozone ministers urge Italy: ‘Rethink your budget’

Eurozone ministers urge Italy: ‘Rethink your budget’

European stocks drop as trouble brews between Rome and Brussels

European stocks drop as trouble brews between Rome and Brussels

Italy’s public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

Italy’s public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

Juncker warns Italian government over its struggling economy

Juncker warns Italian government over its struggling economy

‘Zero growth’ for Italy this year: economy minister

‘Zero growth’ for Italy this year: economy minister

Sort out your public finances, Europe tells Italy

Sort out your public finances, Europe tells Italy

Fears as Italian government targets huge gold reserves

Fears as Italian government targets huge gold reserves

Italian economy slips back into recession

Italian economy slips back into recession

Italy defiant after IMF slashes growth forecasts

Italy defiant after IMF slashes growth forecasts

Italian government approves overhaul of welfare and pensions

Italian government approves overhaul of welfare and pensions

Italy’s budget deficit improved in third quarter of 2018

Italy’s budget deficit improved in third quarter of 2018

Italian MPs approve revised budget after EU standoff

Italian MPs approve revised budget after EU standoff

Italy Senate passes revised budget after EU standoff

Italy Senate passes revised budget after EU standoff

EU’s Moscovici ‘hopeful’ Italy can avoid sanctions

EU’s Moscovici ‘hopeful’ Italy can avoid sanctions

Italy ‘optimistic’ budget changes will stop EU penalties

Italy ‘optimistic’ budget changes will stop EU penalties

EU tells Italy: ‘No special treatment for France’ over budget rules

EU tells Italy: ‘No special treatment for France’ over budget rules

Italian government says its budget will prevent ‘scenes like we’ve seen in Paris’

Italian government says its budget will prevent ‘scenes like we’ve seen in Paris’

Italian PM says new budget plan will be ready ‘in the coming hours’

Italian PM says new budget plan will be ready ‘in the coming hours’

The Italian government is amending its ‘people’s budget’

The Italian government is amending its ‘people’s budget’

Italy’s lower budget deficit still not good enough: EU Commission

Italy’s lower budget deficit still not good enough: EU Commission

Italy consumer, business confidence drops

Italy consumer, business confidence drops

EU’s Moscovici reaches out to Rome

EU’s Moscovici reaches out to Rome

European stock markets rally on Brexit deal, Italy budget hopes

European stock markets rally on Brexit deal, Italy budget hopes

Italian budget: Di Maio open to cutting deficit

Italian budget: Di Maio open to cutting deficit

Italian economy to grow less than government predicts, says stats agency

Italian economy to grow less than government predicts, says stats agency

Italy vows to keep the euro despite budget standoff with Brussels

Italy vows to keep the euro despite budget standoff with Brussels

Italians rush to put money into Swiss banks as budget fears grow

Italians rush to put money into Swiss banks as budget fears grow

European ministers back Brussels in row over Italy’s budget

European ministers back Brussels in row over Italy’s budget

Di Maio insists basic income scheme will go ahead by Christmas

Di Maio insists basic income scheme will go ahead by Christmas

Italian government hopes ‘land-for-children’ idea will increase birth rate

Italian government hopes ‘land-for-children’ idea will increase birth rate

Our economy is ‘strong’, Italian PM tells Russia

Our economy is ‘strong’, Italian PM tells Russia

EU to reject Italy’s budget and order a rethink

EU to reject Italy’s budget and order a rethink

Italy’s budget was tampered with to favour tax evaders, deputy PM claims

Italy’s budget was tampered with to favour tax evaders, deputy PM claims

Here are the main things included in Italy’s ‘people’s budget’

Here are the main things included in Italy’s ‘people’s budget’

Italy must ‘play by the rules’ on budget: IMF chief

Italy must ‘play by the rules’ on budget: IMF chief

Italy says it won’t budge over budget

Italy says it won’t budge over budget

Defiant Salvini: ‘I don’t care’ if EU rejects budget

Defiant Salvini: ‘I don’t care’ if EU rejects budget

Italy deficit rattles markets in Europe

Italy deficit rattles markets in Europe

‘Budget of change’: Italy announces plans to end austerity and rack up public debt

‘Budget of change’: Italy announces plans to end austerity and rack up public debt

Five Star Movement calls for ‘courageous’ budget for Italy

Five Star Movement calls for ‘courageous’ budget for Italy

Italy spokesman threatens treasury staff over cash for election promises

Italy spokesman threatens treasury staff over cash for election promises

Salvini: No VAT hike or scrapping of ‘Renzi bonus’ in budget

Salvini: No VAT hike or scrapping of ‘Renzi bonus’ in budget

Italy gives go ahead to €3.4 billion budget-slashing plan

Italy gives go ahead to €3.4 billion budget-slashing plan

Italy brings in new tax breaks to attract wealthy foreigners

Italy brings in new tax breaks to attract wealthy foreigners

Italy ‘in talks’ with EU over budget deficit

Italy ‘in talks’ with EU over budget deficit

Italian Senate approves budget, paving the way for new PM

Italian Senate approves budget, paving the way for new PM

Renzi calls it quits: What next for Italy?

Renzi calls it quits: What next for Italy?

Italy’s senate to vote on 2017 budget on Wednesday

Italy’s senate to vote on 2017 budget on Wednesday

EU says Italy is at risk of breaking budget rules

EU says Italy is at risk of breaking budget rules

Lonely Planet hails Venice as budget destination. Wait, what?

Lonely Planet hails Venice as budget destination. Wait, what?

European Commission: Italy’s budget is a ‘real problem’

European Commission: Italy’s budget is a ‘real problem’

Renzi to EU: If you build walls against migrants, don’t expect Italian money

Renzi to EU: If you build walls against migrants, don’t expect Italian money

Renzi unveils ‘budget full of good news for Italians’

Renzi unveils ‘budget full of good news for Italians’

Italy’s doctors to strike against budget cuts

Italy’s doctors to strike against budget cuts

Italy to spend €1 billion more on security

Italy to spend €1 billion more on security

Italy goes for growth with expansionary budget

Italy goes for growth with expansionary budget

Italian parliament adopts budget after EU battle

Italian parliament adopts budget after EU battle

EU clears Italy’s budget for 2015

EU clears Italy’s budget for 2015

Renzi unveils Italy’s ‘biggest ever tax cut’

Renzi unveils Italy’s ‘biggest ever tax cut’

Italy’s 2015 budget plans risk drawing EU fire

Italy’s 2015 budget plans risk drawing EU fire

Vatican buys 500 packets of cigarettes a month

Vatican buys 500 packets of cigarettes a month

Italy denies seeking EU budget rule change

Italy denies seeking EU budget rule change

‘No summer in Sicily’ as tourism budget runs out

‘No summer in Sicily’ as tourism budget runs out

Broke Rome risks crisis over popes’ sainthoods

Broke Rome risks crisis over popes’ sainthoods

Relief as Italy keeps EU budget promise

Relief as Italy keeps EU budget promise

Italian foreign diplomats face salary cuts

Italian foreign diplomats face salary cuts

Bankrupt Rome ‘will come to a standstill’

Bankrupt Rome ‘will come to a standstill’

Italy’s public budget deficit widens

Italy’s public budget deficit widens

Italian Senate approves 2014 budget

Italian Senate approves 2014 budget

Italy backs ‘Google tax’ in 2014 budget

Italy backs ‘Google tax’ in 2014 budget

Italy adopts 2014 budget to tackle social crisis

Italy adopts 2014 budget to tackle social crisis

Italian families slash Christmas spending

Italian families slash Christmas spending

Italian banks must start lending: OECD

Italian banks must start lending: OECD

Monti quits party over budget dispute

Monti quits party over budget dispute

Italy is the worst in Europe for tax collection

Italy is the worst in Europe for tax collection

Italy unveils draft budget to spark growth

Italy unveils draft budget to spark growth

Boost for Italy as deficit falls

Boost for Italy as deficit falls

Italy’s prime minister calls for reform of EU spending rules

Italy’s prime minister calls for reform of EU spending rules

Italy escapes EU sanctions over massive public debt

Italy escapes EU sanctions over massive public debt

Italy ‘absolutely determined’ to avoid EU sanctions over debt: PM

Italy ‘absolutely determined’ to avoid EU sanctions over debt: PM

Italy’s populists lash out at Brussels over EU’s debt warning

Italy’s populists lash out at Brussels over EU’s debt warning

EU puts Italy on notice over spend-happy budget

EU puts Italy on notice over spend-happy budget

Salvini vows not to yield to Brussels in Italy budget dispute

Salvini vows not to yield to Brussels in Italy budget dispute

EU warns Italy over its soaring debt

EU warns Italy over its soaring debt

Brussels warns of new row brewing over Italy finances

Brussels warns of new row brewing over Italy finances

France’s ‘yellow vests’ may have helped Italy resolve its budget dispute with the EU

France’s ‘yellow vests’ may have helped Italy resolve its budget dispute with the EU

Italy has reached a deal with the EU over its 2019 budget

Italy has reached a deal with the EU over its 2019 budget

Italy offers to lower deficit, but EU says it’s not enough

Italy offers to lower deficit, but EU says it’s not enough

Italy is ‘sleepwalking into instability’: EU recommends sanctions over budget

Italy is ‘sleepwalking into instability’: EU recommends sanctions over budget

Deadly disasters should earn Italy a free pass on budget rules, Rome tells EU

Deadly disasters should earn Italy a free pass on budget rules, Rome tells EU

Italy risks EU sanctions by sticking to debt-happy budget

Italy risks EU sanctions by sticking to debt-happy budget

Italy set to defy EU as budget deadline looms

Italy set to defy EU as budget deadline looms

Italy slams EU’s deficit warning

Italy slams EU’s deficit warning

EU predicts Italy’s deficit will soar next year

EU predicts Italy’s deficit will soar next year

EU Commissioner calls Italian MEP a ‘moron’ over budget row

EU Commissioner calls Italian MEP a ‘moron’ over budget row

Donald Trump backs Italy’s budget, but will the markets?

Donald Trump backs Italy’s budget, but will the markets?

Italy’s budget battle with Brussels: What you need to know

Italy’s budget battle with Brussels: What you need to know

Italy’s government defiant as EU rejects budget

Italy’s government defiant as EU rejects budget

‘No chance of Italexit’: Italy is not leaving the EU or the euro, PM insists

‘No chance of Italexit’: Italy is not leaving the EU or the euro, PM insists

EU slams Italy’s ‘unprecedented’ breaking of budget rules

EU slams Italy’s ‘unprecedented’ breaking of budget rules

Italy says bond yields don’t reflect true financial health

Italy says bond yields don’t reflect true financial health

Italy bows to EU pressure, promises to rein in deficit

Italy bows to EU pressure, promises to rein in deficit

Eurozone delivers warning to Italy on EU budget rules

Eurozone delivers warning to Italy on EU budget rules

‘Less tax dodging, more investment in Africa’: Italy slams proposed EU budget

‘Less tax dodging, more investment in Africa’: Italy slams proposed EU budget

‘There is a problem and it’s Italy’: EU economy commissioner

‘There is a problem and it’s Italy’: EU economy commissioner

EU urges Italy to stick to ‘sensible’ budget as Rome pledges anti-austerity spending spree

EU urges Italy to stick to ‘sensible’ budget as Rome pledges anti-austerity spending spree

EU calls for ‘significant effort’ from Italy on budget

EU calls for ‘significant effort’ from Italy on budget

Italy to seek new EU deal to keep economy on track

Italy to seek new EU deal to keep economy on track

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules

The EU is ‘too lenient’ on overspending Italy: auditor

The EU is ‘too lenient’ on overspending Italy: auditor

EU austerity is putting brakes on Italy’s economy: Renzi

EU austerity is putting brakes on Italy’s economy: Renzi

Italy’s Renzi ready to fight EU on 2016 budget

Italy’s Renzi ready to fight EU on 2016 budget

Renzi’s giveaway budget to boost Italian economy

Renzi’s giveaway budget to boost Italian economy

Renzi gambles on EU backing bumper budget

Renzi gambles on EU backing bumper budget

EU offers debt-hit Italy budget flexibility

EU offers debt-hit Italy budget flexibility

EU gives Italy until March to fix budget

EU gives Italy until March to fix budget

Italy bows to EU pressure over budget

Italy bows to EU pressure over budget

Italy hit with €340m EU bill as France cashes in

Italy hit with €340m EU bill as France cashes in

Renzi vows to publish cost of EU ‘palaces’

Renzi vows to publish cost of EU ‘palaces’

Italy under fire from EU in budget battle

Italy under fire from EU in budget battle

Matteo Renzi denies Italy ‘flunked’ 2015 budget

Matteo Renzi denies Italy ‘flunked’ 2015 budget

Italy steps closer to EU budget warning

Italy steps closer to EU budget warning

‘Don’t treat us like school kids’: PM tells Germany

‘Don’t treat us like school kids’: PM tells Germany

Italians slash spending on food

Italians slash spending on food