Government Business And Finance

Students protest Italy's spending plans, burning effigies

Oct 13, 2018

Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government.

2 ex-Armenian lawmakers dead in suspected murder-suicide

Oct 7, 2018

Police in Armenia say a former member of parliament was shot to death in a restaurant and that the suspected assailant, also a former lawmaker, later died of suspected suicide

Italy says 'no plan B' to spending plans despite EU alarm

Oct 6, 2018

Italy's deputy premier is vowing to press ahead with spending plans after the European Commission expressed 'serious concern' over what it termed a 'significant deviation' from previous targets

Italian government pleases markets with softer deficits

Oct 3, 2018

The Italian government has softened budget deficit targets that have alarmed investors and eurozone partners, saying they would be gradually lowered after 2019

EU Parliament wants 40 percent less C02 emissions by 2030

Oct 3, 2018

The European Parliament has voted to cut CO2 emissions from new cars by 40 percent by 2030 and will take this position into talks with the 28 EU member states

Italy digs in on spending, jolting markets and worrying EU

Oct 2, 2018

Concern about the spending plans of Italy's new populist government's is shaking the country's financial markets again.

Eurozone nations sharply criticize Italian spending plan

Oct 1, 2018

Eurozone nations put Italy under immediate pressure over what they see as budget proposals which would pile on even more debt on its own citizens and skirt the rules of good fiscal housekeeping among the 19 nations sharing the currency

EU offers an extra $46 million to Palestinian refugee agency

Sep 28, 2018

The European Union says it's offering an extra $46 million to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Italian stocks slide on populist government's spending plans

Sep 28, 2018

Italy's stock market has plunged after the new populist government announced a sharp public spending increase that will push the budget deficit to 2.4 percent of gross domestic product next year

Markets unnerved by questions around Italy's public finances

Sep 27, 2018

Tensions surrounding the spending plans of Italy's new populist government are weighing on the country's stocks and bonds.

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