Make Kitco Your Homepage

Italy's 5-Star says it will stay in govt but sets policy conditions

Kitco News

ROME, July 6 (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement will remain in the coalition government but it wants a series of policy changes, the party's leader Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

"We are willing to share government responsibility as we have done so far in a loyal and constructive way, but we want major changes," Conte told reporters.

Among the demands in a document he handed to Draghi, Conte said 5-Star had called for the government to immediately cut labour taxes and provide assurances about the future of the "citizens wage" poverty relief scheme, a 5-Star flagship policy.

Conte said Draghi had asked for some time to consider the party's requests.

Reporting by Gavin Jones; Editing by Crispian Balmer
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not a solicitation to make any exchange in commodities, securities or other financial instruments. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.