Italy populists score legislative win with labor reform | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


Italy’s parliament on Tuesday passed a labor reform law, marking the new left-right populist government’s first major legislative victory.

The package was pushed by Co-Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement in a coalition with the right-wing League since June 1.

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Its passage with 155-125 votes in the senate with one abstention fulfills a major campaign promise from Di Maio to reverse the use of short-term labor contracts and make laying off workers more expensive. The law…



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