Italy’s new populist prime minister calls for an end to EU’s Russia sanctions

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during the Republic Day celebrations (Festa della Repubblica) in Rome on June 2, 2018.

Italy’s new populist prime minister calls for an end to EU’s Russia sanctions


Italy’s incoming populist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has fired the first salvo in what could escalate into a major rift with Brussels after called for the lifting of sanctions against Russia in his first speech to the parliament since being given the mandate to form a government earlier in the week.

"We'll be the main advocates for establishing an opening with Russia, "Conte said in an address to senators in Rome after the upper chamber of parliament voted to support the new populist coali...


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