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Government drops 'Save Rome' decree

Minister says new piece of legislation will be presented

26 February, 13:28
Government drops 'Save Rome' decree (ANSA) - Rome, February 26 - Premier Matteo Renzi's government on Wednesday said it was dropping the so-called Save Rome decree, which features measures to help the capital's cash-strapped council.

The decree was passed by the administration of Renzi's predecessor Enrico Letta.

It has been hit by obstructionism from opposition parties, especially the Northern League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and it was not on course to be approved within the two-month time limit from its approval by the cabinet. Relations with Parliament Minister Maria Elena Boschi said the government, which was sworn in Saturday and passed confidence votes in parliament Tuesday, would re-examine the measures and then present a new piece of legislation.

She said this legislation would also include measures for Milan Expo 2015 and for Sardinia.

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