Parliament in Lazio, Rome closes early for football derby

In an unexpected turn of events related to the Italian Cup match between Lazio and Roma, parliamentary proceedings were brought to an early close to accommodate the derby, prioritising the match.

The Fatto Quotidiano newspaper reports that Defence Minister Guido Crosetto was scheduled to discuss the extension for sending arms to Ukraine throughout 2024 at 3pm. Against expectations, however, the conference was curtailed and all matters were postponed to the following day.

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