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Italy’s economic policies likely to hurt the poorest

The economic policies of Rome’s populist government make Italy vulnerable to a crisis of market confidence, with the poorest likely to suffer the most, the IMF warned Wednesday. “The authorities’ policies could leave Italy vulnerable to a renewed loss of market confidence,” an International Monetary Fund annual report on the country said. “Italy could then […]
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Rome’s populist mayor faces jail over hiring practices

Rome’s public prosecutor on Friday requested a ten-month jail term for the city’s populist mayor Virginia Raggi over accusations of corrupt hiring practices. Raggi, who became the city’s first female mayor in 2016 and who belongs to the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, is accused of making false statements regarding the appointment of Renato Marra as […] …