ROME (Reuters) – The Italian government is planning to extend its special powers strategic interests in 5G technologies in an attempt to ease the U.S. concerns about a planned agreement on the infrastructure in Rome and plans to sign with China this week, the ruling League party said on Wednesday.
Under the new rules, Italy require private and public companies to the government of any purchase of 5G technology of non-European providers, a League spokeswoman added.
A cabinet is expected to approve later on Wednesday, a decision enlargement of the government of the so-called “golden share” powers.
The Italian prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will sign a memorandum of understanding when China’s President Xi Jinping will visit this week on the ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure initiative.
The League said that Italy shares the growing concerns of the United States, G7 partners and the european commission on cybersecurity.
Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Francesca Piscioneri, editing by