Tria to Be Likely Finance Chief in Italy Government, Sources Say

Hannah Rogers
June 6, 2018

Mr Salvini, who will not be attending as he will be in Italy's parliament for a confidence vote on the new coalition with M5S, has condemned this rule as unfairly burdening Mediterranean countries and leading to "an obvious imbalance in management, numbers and costs". Mattarella had vetoed the 5-Star-League's first proposed candidate for the post because of his euroskeptic views. He rejected the inclusion of the ardently anti-euro currency Paolo Savona as economy minister.

"It's the celebration for all of us, of our republic", he said. "Send them home" will be one of our top priorities", he said.

It now stands just 1.6 points behind its coalition partner, the more left-leaning 5-Star Movement, whose support has slipped slightly since it took 32.7 per cent at the election.

Recently, Soros relocated the foundation out of his native Hungary, where right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has accused it of being part of a strategy to flood Europe with migrants - something Soros and his organization deny. Five Star became the single biggest party.

Minister of the Interior and League leader Matteo Salvini, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Economy Minister and M5S leader Luigi Di Maio, and Secretary of the Council of Ministers Giancarlo Giorgetti in Rome, June 1,2018. "We will work hard to improve the quality of life for all Italians", Conte said after announcing his government team late Thursday. My concern is the future of asylum seekers, people who are eligible for a refugee status.

The ministry summoned Italy's ambassador Monday to discuss Salvini's remark, saying it demonstrated "lack of understanding" of Italy's cooperation agreements with Tunisia to prevent illegal immigration.

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The growth rate in per capita income is estimated at 5.4 per cent during 2017-18, as against 5.7 per cent in the previous year. The minister also hailed and credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the development.

Salvini has a long history of making controversial statements, particularly about immigrants in his native Milan, and has called the euro a "crime against humanity".

Another Cabinet pick seen as reassuring to those concerned the populists could set Italy drifting from its strong ties with the European Union is Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi.

Salvini, who is also joint deputy prime minister and interior minister in the populist coalition government sworn in on Friday, has ridden a wave of public discontent in recent years, playing on anti-immigrant sentiment as hundreds of thousands of migrants landed in Italy.

European powerhouse Germany vowed Friday an "open" stance towards the new government, while European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker told Italians they needed to "do more work, less corruption" and stop blaming the EU for their woes.

She pointed out that European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker recently called for the EU to find avenues where it can work with Russian Federation, saying "this Russia-bashing has to be brought to an end".

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