Support is growing for a coalition of political parties to back Prime Minister Mario Monti in Italian elections due in the coming months, even though he may not run, according to the country’s newspapers.
Prime Minister Mario Monti warned of the dangers of dismantling his economic reforms after Silvio Berlusconi said the government’s “German-centric” policies have left Italy in worse shape than when he ceded power.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will win confidence votes next month that threaten to topple his government after securing a broader majority in parliament, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said.
Italy may start withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan in the summer of 2011 as allied forces hand over control of some of the country’s provinces to local authorities, la Repubblica reported, citing an interview with Foreign Minister Franco Frattini .
The U.S. and Italy are each considering arming Libyan opposition forces to speed the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi , according to an official involved in closed- door talks between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini in Washington yesterday.
Foreign ministers of France, Italy and Spain recommended in an editorial in Le Figaro that a European Union-backed inspection system be put in place to ensure that cargo headed for Gaza doesn’t contain arms.