Italy’s Conte talks COVID-19, racism, Brexit, and M5S in exclusive AFP interview | AFP

In an exclusive interview with AFP in Rome, Italian Prime minister Giuseppe Conte remembers the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, the future of the EU and addresses allegations that his Five Star Movement party received secret financing from Venezuela’s current President Nicolas Maduro.

President of the Council since June 2018, at the head of a coalition first with the far-right, and today with the centre-left, Giuseppe Conte, 55, a law professor still unknown two years ago, has emerged stronger from the coronavirus pandemic.

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