BRUSSELS,The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), Wednesday declined to comment on the current political turmoil in Italy. “It is not the role of the Commission to get involved in internal political debates in member states. It is not our role to make any comments on a constitutional process which is ongoing in Italy and it is not the Commission’s role to give any advice to the Italians,” European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein told a news conference today. “The destiny of Italy is in the hands of Italians. The Commission will not intervene in the debates taking place between voters and politicians,” he stressed. There is absolutely no doubt about Italy’s key role in the EU. It is a major EU member and a big country and what takes place in Italy is going to be important, he added European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in a statement on Tuesday said “Italy’s fate does not lie in the hands of the financial markets.” “Regardless of which political party may be in power, Italy is a founding member of the European Union that has contributed immensely to European integration,” he said. According to media reports, talks are taking place in Rome today to overcome political turmoil in Italy – the EU’s fourth largest economy. Financial markets in Europe have been hit because there is still no government in the country. Italy has been without a government since elections in March because no political group won a majority. The two big winners in that election – Five Star and The League – attempted to join hands to form a coalition government on Sunday but abandoned their efforts after President Sergio Matarella vetoed their choice of finance minister.Source: Kuwait News Agency

GAZA,a Palestinian young man succumbed to his injuries sustained by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry on Wednesday.

“Naji Ghunaim, 23, was shot and critically injured during protests near a security fence in Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip”, the ministry said in a statement.

The death toll of Palestinian protesters rose to 118 since the rallies known as the “Great March of Return” started on March 30 along the Gaza-Israeli border.

Meanwhile, an Israeli navy unit Saturday detained two Palestinian fishermen in the sea of Gaza and took them to an unknown location.

Moreover, Israeli naval forces have released 17 Palestinians attempted to break an Israeli-imposed siege for the first time in more than a decade.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

BRUSSELS,The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union (EU), Wednesday declined to comment on the current political turmoil in Italy. “It is not the role of the Commission to get involved in internal political debates in member states. It is not our role to make any comments on a constitutional process which is ongoing in Italy and it is not the Commission’s role to give any advice to the Italians,” European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein told a news conference today. “The destiny of Italy is in the hands of Italians. The Commission will not intervene in the debates taking place between voters and politicians,” he stressed. There is absolutely no doubt about Italy’s key role in the EU. It is a major EU member and a big country and what takes place in Italy is going to be important, he added European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in a statement on Tuesday said “Italy’s fate does not lie in the hands of the financial markets.” “Regardless of which political party may be in power, Italy is a founding member of the European Union that has contributed immensely to European integration,” he said. According to media reports, talks are taking place in Rome today to overcome political turmoil in Italy – the EU’s fourth largest economy. Financial markets in Europe have been hit because there is still no government in the country. Italy has been without a government since elections in March because no political group won a majority. The two big winners in that election – Five Star and The League – attempted to join hands to form a coalition government on Sunday but abandoned their efforts after President Sergio Matarella vetoed their choice of finance minister.Source: Kuwait News Agency

GAZA,a Palestinian young man succumbed to his injuries sustained by Israeli gunfire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry on Wednesday.

“Naji Ghunaim, 23, was shot and critically injured during protests near a security fence in Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip”, the ministry said in a statement.

The death toll of Palestinian protesters rose to 118 since the rallies known as the “Great March of Return” started on March 30 along the Gaza-Israeli border.

Meanwhile, an Israeli navy unit Saturday detained two Palestinian fishermen in the sea of Gaza and took them to an unknown location.

Moreover, Israeli naval forces have released 17 Palestinians attempted to break an Israeli-imposed siege for the first time in more than a decade.

Source: Kuwait News Agency