How best to invigorate the country’s economy has reanimated a wrenching debate in Europe about whether it is better to spend or cut in the face of stagnation.
Making it easier to buy a weapon was once unthinkable in the country. But the interior minister, working from a populist playbook, is pushing a hard line.
The short-term political interests of both sides are in a collision with their long-term political and economic interests — not to mention the global economy’s.
The European Commission told Rome that it would have to rewrite its draft 2019 budget and reduce its deficit, or face heavy fines early next year.
Lodi’s mayor tightened the rules for lunch subsidies, a move that affected immigrant children. The leader of the League, the country’s right-wing governing party, supports her.