Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is waiting for Italy to propose its candidate to the new College of Commissioners before she can move forward with making a final decision on who will be handed which portfolios.

Italy remains locked in a political crisis as it struggles to form a new government following the resignation of Giuseppe Conte as prime minister in late August. At present, the former senior coalition partner of the Conte government - the leftist-populist 5...

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