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June 19, 2024 11:42 AM

Italian PM Meloni’s ‘mother of all reforms’ gets first OK in parliament

An ambitious overhaul of the Italian constitution to allow for the direct election of a prime minister won the Senate's approval on Tuesday, the start of what is likely to be an uncertain path to the statute books. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has pushed hard for the change, calling it "the mother of all reforms", but it faces determined resistance from opposition parties and will almost assuredly need to be put to a referendum. Under the proposal, the prime minister would be elected for five...

June 14, 2024 8:52 AM

G7 Summit: Italian PM Meloni affirms G7’s commitment to Global South dialogue

As the G7 Summit kicks off in Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Thursday said that the country decided to host the summit in Apulia because it is a region of southern Italy and through the summit, Italy wishes to strengthen its dialogue with the nations of the Global South. Noting that this forum will celebrate 50 years, the Italian Prime Minister in her opening remarks during the first session of the G7 Summit, said that over these decades, it has become irreplaceable in managing...

May 29, 2024 4:19 PM

Once ostracised, Italy’s Meloni is now centre stage in Europe

  When Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took power in 2022, far-right parties across Europe hailed her victory, expecting the fiery new leader in Rome to pursue a nationalist agenda and battle the Brussels bureaucracy. But rather than clash with the European Union elites, Meloni surprised friend and foe alike by working closely with them, presenting herself as a bridge between the mainstream centre-right and her own arch-conservative camp, which was previously shunned. Her influence...

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