Italy – a government reshuffle in sight?

Renzi sent a letter to the government on 6 January, detailing 30 points that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had promised to solve by November 2020 – including a review of the citizenship income, intelligence and local elections – but failed to do so. [EPA-EFE/ANGELO CARCONI]

Following former Italian Prime Minister and Italy Alive party leader Matteo Renzi’s threat to have the current ministers of his party resign from the current government, a cabinet reshuffle appears likely.

Renzi sent a letter to the government on 6 January, detailing 30 points that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had promised to solve by November 2020 – including a review of the citizenship income, intelligence and local elections – but failed to do so.

“We did our part. Now we are waiting for the government to answer”, said Agriculture Minister and Italy Alive member Teresa Bellanova. On the recovery plan, Italy Alive’s president Ettore Rosato said that “it is up to the government, not us, to stop the recovery plan.”

“We want answers to our requests. Earlier elections are not the solution to the problems of the country,” Rosato added.

“The economic crisis does not wait for politics to happen. We need to bring the Italian recovery plan to the parliament as soon as possible”, said Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.

(Alessandro Follis | EURACTIV.it)

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