June 4, 2019
ROME (Reuters) – Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday he was confident of reaching a deal with his League coalition partner over a disputed new building code, which has fueled tensions within the government.
“I am sure we will come to a shared and sensible solution,” Di Maio said in a statement.
The League wants to suspend rules governing public tenders in the construction industry for two years, to kickstart building activity and stimulate the economy. But Di Maio’s 5-Star Movement sees this as a corruption risk.
5-Star Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said earlier on Tuesday that the League might be using the building code as a pretext to bring down the coalition.
(Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)