The coalition, which includes former prime minister’s Forza Italia (Go Italy) Silvio Berlusconi and two far-right parties, is being seen within the context of Europe’s lurch away from conventional parties ahead of the March 4 vote.
The man British police say blew himself up as a packed concert was letting out in Manchester, England Monday night is believed to have traveled to Syria and had “proven” links with ISIS. France's interior minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Salman Abedi, 22, had been to Syria, although it is unclear if he was part of a larger network of attackers.
President Mauricio Macri and visiting Italian premier Matteo Renzi vowed to “re-launch bilateral relations”, and emphasized the Italian interest in participating in energy, transport, gas and technology projects in the country which has become home to one of the largest Italian migrations.
Italy's cabinet on Friday approved legislation to deregulate service sectors and professions in an effort to increase competition, cut costs to consumers and boost chronically weak growth in the Euro zone's third largest economy.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised outgoing fellow political veteran Silvio Berlusconi and defended his own decision to remain in power for years to come in front of an audience of foreign experts.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner invited Italian business-people to invest in Argentina underlining the close links between the two countries and the fact her visit was the re-launching of normal relations after a decade.
Petroleos de Venezuela SA and Italy’s Eni SpA said they’ll jointly invest 17 billion US dollars to produce and refine heavy crude in the Orinoco Belt.