Will Mario Draghi be a unifying force for Italy?

Feb 3, 2021
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has asked Draghi, the former European Central Bank president, to try to form a new government.
Italian economist and former president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, wearing a face mask, attends the presentation of Italy's Central Bank's annual report on May 29, 2020 at Palazzo Koch in Rome.
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Italy launches app with incentives to get consumers to go cashless

Jan 18, 2021
In its battle against tax evasion, the government wants more Italians to change their payment method.
The Italian government is discouraging the use of cash and encouraging purchases by credit card to help it collect taxes.
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High fashion in Italy faces "strange," uncertain times

Nov 3, 2020
The owner of a hand-embroidery business in Milan describes how the pandemic has affected her work and life.
Models are seen backstage at the Drome fashion show during the Milan Women's Fashion Week on Sept. 26.
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All of Italy is on lockdown. Here's what life is like.

Mar 10, 2020
Police intervened in a funeral procession in Sicily because it broke new quarantine rules in Italy.
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Could Italy dump the euro for the "mini-BOT"?

Jun 17, 2019
Could a proposed Italian government bond turn into a parallel currency ... and replace the euro?
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini delivers a speech during a rally of European nationalists ahead of European elections on May 18 in Milan.
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Naples pizza makers embark on an education campaign

Jun 13, 2019
The original pizzas were topped with oil, cheese, basil and lard.
A Neapolitan pizza made with lard.
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Surviving Brexit, one seed at a time

Apr 29, 2019
In response to anxieties, Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is selling Brexit "survival kits." They're a hit.
Paolo Arrigo is the director of Franchi Seeds.
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What to look out for in Europe in 2019

Jan 4, 2019
With Brexit looming and amid economic uncertainty, Europe faces some strong headwinds.
The Berlaymont building, the headquarters for the European Commission, in Brussels.
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The EU balks at Italy's definition of debt

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Nov 9, 2018
But what's Europe's definition based on, anyway?
 People stand in front of a 'debt clock' screen displaying the Italy's public debt at the Rome's Termini central station on February 15, 2018.
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Mr. Conte goes to Washington

Jul 30, 2018
Today President Donald Trump will welcome Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to the White House. When Conte and Trump met earlier this year at the G7 and NATO summits, they found common ground on Russia and on anti-immigration policy. But they see things differently when it comes to trade and military spending — two issues […]
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (L) shakes hands with the President of the United States Donald Trump on the first day of the G7 Summit, on 8 June, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada.
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