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Belgium: Italian PM Conte meets EU leaders after winning confidence vote

Belgium, Brussels
September 12, 2019 at 02:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte met European Union leaders in Brussels on Wednesday, shortly after winning confidence votes in his new government.

Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President-elect Charles Michel held separate meetings with the former academic.

On his first visit to the EU since becoming head of a government backed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), Conte called for budget and migration reform.

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Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte met European Union leaders in Brussels on Wednesday, shortly after winning confidence votes in his new government.

Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President-elect Charles Michel held separate meetings with the former academic.

On his first visit to the EU since becoming head of a government backed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), Conte called for budget and migration reform.

M/S European Parliament President David Sassoli greets Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte, Brussels

M/S Sassoli and Conte walk through hallway

M/S Sassoli and Conte shake hands for photographers

W/S Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Conte

M/S Juncker and Conte

W/S Conte leaves car and greeted by European Council President-elect Charles Michel

W/S Conte and Michel

M/S Conte and Michel walk into room and pose for photos

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