Government Business And Finance

Italian govt criticized for hasty moves to pass budget

Dec 22, 2018

The Italian Senate speaker delayed a vote on a new budget draft until the middle of the night Saturday to give lawmakers time to examine the nearly 200-page updated text received for the first time in the early afternoon

Protesters in Hungary reject Orban's nationalist government

Dec 21, 2018

Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests in Budapest sparked by labor reforms but also rooted in discontent with the government's limits on academic freedom, corruption and other issues

Hungary*s president signs into law disputed new labor rules

Dec 20, 2018

Hungary*s president says he has signed into law disputed amendments to labor rules which greatly increase overtime hours employers can request from workers.

EU reaches deal with Italy on budget

Dec 19, 2018

The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules

Anti-government protesters mass for 5th day in Hungary

Dec 18, 2018

A few thousand demonstrators gathered in freezing temperatures outside Hungary's state broadcaster in a fifth day of protests against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Malta institutions under scrutiny after journalist's murder

Dec 14, 2018

Council of Europe legal experts say the Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances, with the prime minister's powers currently eclipsing other institutions

EU finance official says new Italian budget insufficient

Dec 13, 2018

Italy's populist leaders say they back a revised budget submitted by Premier Giuseppe Conte to the EU Commission, following comments by EU's top finance official that the changes are "insufficient."

Italy lowers deficit in revised budget to avoid EU sanctions

Dec 12, 2018

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has presented a revised budget to the European Union that proposes a lower deficit than an earlier version in a bid to avoid costly sanctions

Hungary creates new court system under government control

Dec 12, 2018

Hungary's parliament has approved the creation of a new court system to deal with matters related to public administration

Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as 'slave law'

Dec 12, 2018

Hungary's parliament has approved amendments to the labor code that trade unions and opponents have criticized as "slave law" benefiting employers

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