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Italy explores its own bilateral Brexit deal with Britain as its economic crisis nears danger level Save Save Trade unionists hold an effigy of Matteo Salvini during a protest against the government’s economic policy Credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/ AFP Italy
I taly is drawing up emergency plans to safeguard financial stability and keep trade with the UK flowing even if there is a no-deal Brexit, if necessary through a bilateral deal between Rome and London.
The country’s insurgent Lega-Five Star coalition is increasingly worried that a mishandling of the EU’s Brexit crisis could push Italy’s fragile economy into a dangerous downward slide and risk a funding crisis for its sovereign debt at a treacherous moment.
Premier Giuseppe Conte has told his Brexit Task Force to focus urgently on ports, airports, customs, and the handling of food trade, as well as the status of Italians living in the UK.
Palazzo Chigi, the prime minister’s inner machine, is exploring… To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles