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Luigi Di Maio: Italian politician
Luigi Di Maio is an Italian politician who is serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 5 September 2019. He previously served as Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies from 2018 to 2019, and as Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies in the XVII Italian legislature. From 2017 to January 2020, he was the leader of the Five Star Movement, an anti-establishment party founded by Beppe Grillo.

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Italy hopes EU nations will open borders to Italians from June 15

Italy hopes other EU countries will reopen their borders to Italian citizens on June 15, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, as coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe are gradually..
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Don't treat Italy like a leper colony says foreign minister

Italy will not be treated like a leper colony, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, promising a warm welcome to foreign tourists this summer and warning other European Union states not to..
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Coronavirus: Italy's Di Maio says lockdown measures can work

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio says the "red zone" imposed on northern Italy has proven effective.
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Italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria

italy blasts virus panic as it eyes new testing criteria
ROME (AP) — With tourism tanking and panic rising, Italy tried to control the coronavirus in the realm of public perception Thursday as its outbreak grew to 650 cases and other countries took..
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Foreign Minister Di Maio says Italy to keep block on China flights

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday said Italy would keep a block on flights to and from China due to the coronavirus emergency, until Italian health authorities say it can be lifted.
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Italy's Di Maio quits as 5-Star leader in blow to government

Luigi Di Maio stepped down on Wednesday as leader of Italy's co-governing 5-Star movement, as it seeks to stem a wave of defections that threatens the government's parliamentary majority.
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Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio resigns as party implodes

The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement stepped down as party leader Wednesday, following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future.
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Italy's Di Maio says resigns as head of 5-Star Movement

Luigi Di Maio stepped down on Wednesday as leader of Italy's co-ruling 5-Star Movement, in a move that underlines the deep divisions in the party and adds to uncertainty for the fractious governing..
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Italy's Di Maio has resigned as 5-Star leader: party source

Luigi Di Maio has resigned as leader of Italy's co-ruling 5-Star Movement, a party source said on Wednesday, underlining the deep divisions in the party and adding to uncertainty for the fractious..
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Italy's PM says would respect Di Maio's decision to quit as 5-Star leader

italy's pm says would respect di maio's decision to quit as 5-star leader
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that he would respect a decision by Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio if he were to decide to step down as leader of the co-ruling..
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Italy's Di Maio to step down as leader of 5-star movement on Wednesday: source

Italy's Luigi di Maio will step down as leader of the co-ruling 5-Star Movement on Wednesday, a senior 5-Star source said.
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Italy's Di Maio says Europe must do more to help stabilize Libya

Libya poses a security risk to Europe that the European Union must address, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday following a meeting with his British, French and German counterparts.
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Benetton family calls for 5-Star to stop 'hate campaign': letter

Italy's Benetton family, in a letter to media, said it had played no role in running a motorway bridge that collapsed last year killing 43 people, and asked politicians such as 5-Star leader Luigi Di..
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Italy's 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Saturday the government should not sign off on a reform of the euro zone's bailout fund until plans for a wider banking union became clearer.
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Italy's 5-Star rejects leader's call to snub upcoming elections

Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's..
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Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.
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Turkish operation in Syria is 'unacceptable': Italian foreign minister

Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria is "unacceptable", Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday, calling for an immediate end to the fighting.
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China underwhelmed by Italy’s new FM Di Maio

china underwhelmed by italy’s new fm di maio
Di Maio will become the country's youngest-ever foreign minister, beating the record set by Federica Mogherini, who became foreign minister at age 40. China mocked Luigi Di Maio for getting the name of..
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Italy's Conte forms new government with Di Maio as foreign minister

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's new left-leaning coalition government has been formed and will be sworn in on Thursday, bringing to an end a month-long crisis, a spokesman for President Sergio..
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Italy's Di Maio to speak at 16:30 GMT after 5-Star online voting ends

Luigi Di Maio, the head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, will hold a news conference at 6.30 p.m. (1630 GMT), a 5-Star spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Italy's PD calls for clarification with 5-Star over government

Andrea Orlando, deputy chief of the opposition Democratic Party (PD) called for clarification with the ruling 5-Star Movement after its leader Luigi Di Maio set tough conditions for forming a new..
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Italy's 5-Star tells president it has government deal with PD

Italy's 5-Star Movement told the head of state on Wednesday it had reached a political deal with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government, 5-Star chief Luigi Di Maio said.
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Italy's Di Maio says cutting number of MPs cannot wait: paper

The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement was quoted as saying on Friday the party's flagship proposal to slash the number of lawmakers could not wait - posing an apparent hurdle in talks to form a..
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Italy's 5-Star says it is working to avoid elections

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is working to give the country a new government and avoid snap elections, its leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday after meeting the head of state.
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Italy's 5-Star not interested in new deal with League: Di Maio

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is not interested in patching up its ruling coalition with the right-wing League, party leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
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Salvini ambush sparks Italy political crisis

salvini ambush sparks italy political crisis
Rome (AFP) - Italy plunged into political uncertainty Friday after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini pulled support for the government coalition and called for snap elections while parliament was on..
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Italy's Di Maio says 5-Star is ready for elections

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday his 5-Star Movement did not fear fresh elections, after its coalition partner, the right-wing League, announced the government had broken..
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Italy's Di Maio says he trusts Economy Minister Tria and PM Conte

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday he had full confidence in Economy Minister Giovanni Tria and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ahead of talks for the next budget.
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Italy’s warring coalition parties warn of government collapse

italy’s warring coalition parties warn of government collapse
The leaders of Italy’s coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European..
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Italy's Di Maio calls for meeting with Salvini in peace offering

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offering following mutual recriminations that raised..
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Italy's Di Maio says League must state clearly if it wants to quit government

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who also heads the 5-Star Movement, said on Thursday his far-right League allies had to decide whether they wanted to quit the coalition or keep it going.
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League's decision not to back von der Leyen risks isolating Italy: Deputy PM

The decision of Italy's ruling League party not to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission risks isolating the country in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio..
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Italy's Di Maio says government to survive, rules out alternative majority: paper

Italy's government, formed by the 5-Star Movement and the League party, will not fall as it is "the only possible one", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio told the daily Il Corriere della Sera in an..
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Italy's Di Maio says government open to finding solution over Atlantia concession: paper

Italy's government is open to finding a solution over the proposed revocation of Atlantia's motorway concession if the infrastructure group pays up, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was quoted as..
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Italy holds cabinet meeting on toll-road operators on Wednesday: sources

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will meet later on Wednesday with Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli to discuss toll-road operators, two government..
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Italy will discuss later this year how to fund tax cuts: Di Maio

The Italian ruling coalition will discuss later this year how to finance its ambitious tax cut plans, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
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Italy's Deputy PM Di Maio rules out government reshuffle: paper

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday ruled out a government reshuffle and reiterated that cutting taxes is the coalition's priority.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio says Rome will seek dialogue with EU but hold its stance

Deputy Italian Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said Rome would seek "a dialogue" with the European Union over its next budget while sticking to its goals of improving workers' pay and cutting taxes.
Reuters - Published

Italian deputy PM Di Maio says coalition meeting went well

Deputy Italian Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said a late-night coalition meeting had gone well and the government would work to raise workers' pay and to cut taxes in the next budget.
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Italy says French state meddling derailed Fiat-Renault merger

italy says french state meddling derailed fiat-renault merger
Italy’s Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio blamed the French state for derailing merger talks between Fiat Chrysler and rival Renault saying Paris had come out poorly in the situation. ......
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Italy aims to start talks with EU to avoid disciplinary procedure: Di Maio

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday Rome aims to start negotiations with the European Commission to avoid disciplinary proceedings over its rising debt.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio says confident of League deal over building code

Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday he was confident of reaching a deal with his League coalition partner over a disputed new building code, which has fueled tensions within the..
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Italy's Di Maio says ready to back League's core proposals: paper

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement wants the coalition government to survive and is ready to back two measures which are a top priority for coalition partner the League, 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said in..
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