World Conte, Italy's novice PM, completes G-7 baptism by fire

00:05  10 june  2018
00:05  10 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Italy ’ s President Sergio Mattarella has accepted a political novice as prime minister, paving the way for the two populist parties to form a government. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement and right-wing League chose law professor Giuseppe Conte in a bid to end 11 weeks of political deadlock.

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A month ago, he was a little-known law professor. On Saturday, Giuseppe Conte was heading home to Italy as a fully-fledged member of the most exclusive club of world leaders.

And he may just have found a new ally in Donald Trump.

After the political novice took over as premier on June 1, commentators were swift to question his ability to stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Trump and Germany's Angela Merkel at this weekend's G7 summit in Canada.

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While Europe's leaders have often allowed Germany and France to coordinate a common stance at international gatherings, Conte raised eyebrows at the start of the summit by siding with Trump on the issue of Russia's readmission to their club.

Conte turned to Trump's favorite medium Twitter to make his point, in a sign that he is another world leader willing to use social media to bypass journalists.

He later appeared to fall into line with Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron by agreeing it was in fact still too early for Moscow to be brought back into the fold, four years after it was expelled for annexing Crimea.

But Italy's left-wing Repubblica newspaper pointed out how Conte watched the evening's entertainment sat alongside Trump, who might otherwise have found himself isolated in Canada.

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Conte ’s lady strategy discourse reaffirmed a few of the coalition’s key proclamation topics, including an extreme line on transients, dismissal of financial severity and appeasing motions On Monday, Di Maio met agents of nourishment deliverers in Italy ’ s gig economy. Property worth 2 million gutted in fire .

And the Italian also received an early invite to the White House although a date has yet been set.

In comments published on his Facebook page Saturday, Conte again echoed Trump by saying it was no-one's interests for Russia to be kept out in the cold and that the G7 would have to become the G8 once more "sooner or later".

- Taking on Brussels -

That Conte should find common ground with Trump should be no great surprise given that they both owe their rise in large part to a backlash against globalization and the political establishment.

But if Trump is the unabashed one-man leader of a movement, the mild-mannered Conte has been portrayed as the puppet of Italy's far-right League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).

Trump has railed against the "swamp" establishment in Washington, and Conte made it clear on his international debut that he was willing to take on powerbrokers from Brussels.

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Rome: Italy ’ s new populist authorities has simply received its second, and ultimate, obligatory confidence vote in Parliament’s decrease chamber. A political novice , Conte leads the euroskeptic coalition of the 5-Star Motion, which considers itself anti-establishment, and the right-wing

After talks with European Union Commission supremo Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk, Conte told reporters he had insisted on an overhaul to the so-called Dublin Regulations which require people seeking asylum to register in the first EU state they enter.

Italy has long argued that the rules as they stand are unfair given so many migrants trying to seek asylum from across the Mediterranean land in boats on its southern coast.

The topic is expected to feature at an EU summit in Brussels at the end of the month, but Conte said that he had expressed "Italy's total dissatisfaction with the proposals" that are currently on the table in his meeting with Juncker and Tusk.

"Italy has been left on his own on this issue but we must have reforms and we want to see some more solidarity within Europe," he told Italian reporters.

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