Arab Today, arab today italy pm delivers ultimatum to warring parties
Last Updated : GMT 18:12:36
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Italy PM delivers ultimatum to warring parties

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Italy PM delivers ultimatum to warring parties

Rome - AFP

Italy\'s Prime Minister Enrico Letta will call for parliament to express support for the government next week in a bid to end a crisis which has driven the bickering ruling coalition to the brink of collapse. The prime minister on Friday told a cabinet meeting. tasked with approving key measures to rein in the recession-hit country\'s budget deficit, that no further legislation would be enacted until the political crisis was resolved. The cabinet had convened to figure out how to delay a controversial planned rise in a sales tax, but escalating tension over former premier Silvio Berlusconi\'s tax fraud conviction saw it end in disarray. \"I have no intention of limping along or being the subject of continuous threats,\" Letta said in a statement. \"Either we go forward, and the interests of the country and citizens are put first, or this experience ends here,\" he said, referring to the uneasy five-month-old coalition between the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and Berlusconi\'s People of Freedom (PDL) party. iLetta had \"made clear the inescapable need to clarify the political situation in parliament\", and therefore a temporary \"stop to every government decision, even on tax or economic themes, cannot be avoided,\" the statement said. After threats of rebellion from Berlusconi allies over the media mogul\'s legal problems, Letta spoke of \"the impossibility of committing to measures worth billions of euros without a guarantee on the government\'s continuity.\" The premier is expected to ask parliament to assure its support from as early as Monday. The billionaire\'s loyalists have threatened to resign if a special Senate committee votes to oust the 76-year-old from his seat in the upper house following his conviction, which was upheld by Italy\'s top court in August. The committee is set to meet on October 4, when Berlusconi supporters have announced they will take to the streets of Rome in protest. Letta has repeatedly called for political stability as the country struggles to emerge from its longest recession since the Second World War. The International Monetary Fund warned earlier Friday that tensions within the coalition were a \"key risk\" for the economy. \"The coalition government that took office in April is moving forward on the reform agenda, but faces political constraints,\" it said in an annual report on the Italian economy. \"While the government maintains support in the parliament, tensions between the coalition partners are apparent and represent a key risk,\" it added. Letta\'s government was cobbled together following a two-month stand-off after an inconclusive general election in February, and while the government has launched major reforms, it has been hobbled by the tensions. The clash over the sales tax hike is just the latest in a long string of bitter differences. The PDL has been pushing hard for the government to delay the tax rise, but to do so Italy would need to find over 3 billion euros ($4.05 billion) to plug the gap and bring the deficit inside the EU ceiling. A plan to fund the delay by increasing fuel taxes sparked anger among members of the centre-right, who said it would punish already hard-hit consumers. \"We cannot accept the blame for this situation. It is not possible to stay in the government if taxes rise and there are no spending cuts,\" Angelo Alfano, Italy\'s deputy premier and PDL party secretary, told the cabinet, according to Italian media reports. \"The PD\'s anti-Berlusconi blindness has got the government into this situation,\" he was reported as saying.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today italy pm delivers ultimatum to warring parties Arab Today, arab today italy pm delivers ultimatum to warring parties

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career

GMT 13:47 2017 Friday ,24 February

Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career
Arab Today, arab today Messi visit will contribute in tourism

GMT 14:04 2017 Friday ,24 February

Messi visit will contribute in tourism
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures

GMT 21:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Opec needs to prolong cuts to eliminate surplus

GMT 16:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

US Treasury chief tells IMF to monitor currencies

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Qatari banks merger to rebalance financial sector

GMT 05:57 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Britain risks clash with EU over RBS bailout

GMT 05:26 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

GMT 05:18 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Chinese PM: US should avoid ‘trade war,’

GMT 20:59 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Economy good, but homes in German cities overpriced
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Reading therapy relieves mental disorders

GMT 15:39 2017 Friday ,24 February

Reading therapy relieves mental disorders
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday