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  1. July 18, 2014

    Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

    Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute and...

  2. June 13, 2014

    Corruption scandals undermine Italy’s investment drive

    Venice, ruled by a Council of Ten for 500 years, has a long history of secretive government by a cosy nexus of political and...

  1. June 12, 2014

    Berlusconi’s party faces financial crisis

    Reeling from heavy defeat in European and local elections, Silvio Berlusconi’s opposition Forza Italia faces a serious...

  2. The World

    May 26, 2014

    Renzi is big euro winner but more woes for Hollande

    Now that most of the results have come in from the European parliament elections, let’s take a family photograph of...

  3. May 26, 2014

    Italy bucks the eurosceptic trend with Renzi triumph

    A landslide victory for Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats has bucked the anti-EU trend across much of Europe, giving...

  4. May 25, 2014

    Syriza triumphs in Greece

    Greece’s leftwing Syriza triumphed over the governing New Democracy in Sunday’s European vote, marking the self-described...

  5. May 25, 2014

    Italian projections point to victory for premier’s centre-left Democrats

    Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats were already celebrating on Sunday night as projections on partial results pointed to a...

  6. May 12, 2014

    Corruption claims appear normal for Italian business and politics

    Some things never change in Italy, the headlines say. More than 20 years after Milan’s “clean hands” magistrates toppled the...

  7. May 9, 2014

    Berlusconi starts community service at Milan care home

    Silvio Berlusconi entered the green sliding doors of a care home for the elderly and dementia sufferers on Friday morning as...

  8. May 8, 2014

    Politicians and executives with links to Expo 2015 arrested

    A senior manager for Milan’s Expo 2015 trade fair has been arrested along with six businessmen and politicians following an...

  9. May 8, 2014

    Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

    Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

  10. April 29, 2014

    Berlusconi launches European election campaign

    Silvio Berlusconi, has taken a swipe at the judiciary for his tax fraud conviction as Italy’s former prime minister launched...

  11. April 22, 2014

    Italy’s right calls for end to navy’s rescue of African migrants

    Rightwing parties in Italy have called for the suspension of the EU-backed mission to rescue migrants who make the dangerous...

  12. April 15, 2014

    Silvio Berlusconi faces community service for tax fraud

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, is to serve his one-year sentence for tax fraud by performing community...

  13. April 11, 2014

    Mystery around ex-senator Marcello Dell’Utri deepens

    Italian police are on the hunt for a former senator and business partner of Silvio Berlusconi, who has been declared a...

  14. April 10, 2014

    Silvio Berlusconi looks set to be spared prison cell

    The day his supporters called the “death of democracy” arrived on Thursday as a Milan court convened to consider how Silvio...

  15. April 8, 2014

    Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

    Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

  16. February 19, 2014

    Italy: Matteo Renzi says coalition government nearly ready

    Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democrats, says he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend after...

  17. February 16, 2014

    Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government

    Efforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo...

  18. February 6, 2014

    Berlusconi said to be planning to stand in European elections

    Silvio Berlusconi is not giving up. Despite a conviction for tax fraud and a ban on running for office, the billionaire...

  19. The World

    January 28, 2014

    Why the Renzi-Berlusconi deal is no panacea for Italy

    Matteo Renzi (Getty) Outside Italy there is an understandable enthusiasm for the constitutional and electoral reform...

  20. January 26, 2014

    Renzi faces a hard road but he is Italy’s best hope

    There was a moment last week when Matteo Renzi looked the part of an Italian prime minister. The new leader of the...

  21. January 20, 2014

    Italy’s centre-left approves sweeping political reforms

    Matteo Renzi, leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party, has laid out his plan for sweeping reforms of the electoral...

  22. December 23, 2013

    Italy’s economy out of ‘emergency room’, says PM

    Italy is out of the “emergency room” and benefiting from a “stability dividend” that has reduced costs of funding its...

  23. December 11, 2013

    Italy’s premier calls for support of parliament

    Enrico Letta, centre-left prime minister, has appealed to Italy’s parliament to back his coalition government with its...

  24. December 3, 2013

    Letta needs to start governing – or call an election

    The Italian political scene keeps changing, yet all could stay the same. It is an old story. The biggest centre-right party...

  25. December 1, 2013

    Comic-activist Beppe Grillo blasts Italy’s fragile coalition

    Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement has delivered a stark reminder to the country’s fragile coalition government...

  26. November 27, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italy’s Senate

    Silvio Berlusconi delivered a defiant speech to his supporters in central Rome, declaring “a day of mourning for democracy”...

  27. November 26, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi withdraws support from Italy’s government

    Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party said on Tuesday it would withdraw from Italy’s coalition government led by Enrico...

  28. November 25, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi in last-minute fight to keep Senate seat

    Silvio Berlusconi presented fresh evidence on Monday that the former Italian premier said would overturn a tax fraud...

  29. November 17, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi to lead divided party into opposition

    Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to take his resurrected Forza Italia party into opposition but at the cost of a bitter...

  30. November 16, 2013

    Weakened Berlusconi relaunches Forza Italia

    Deserted by key allies, a weakened Silvio Berlusconi relaunched his centre-right party under its founding name of Forza...

  31. October 4, 2013

    Embattled Berlusconi approaches ‘end of the road’ as schism nears

    “Silvio Berlusconi is dead. He is at the end of the road. One of his greatest fears now is ending up in prison.” Italy’s...

  32. October 2, 2013

    Angelino Alfano: Berlusconi loyalist who ‘betrayed’ his mentor

    Until a week ago, Angelino Alfano was seen as one of Silvio Berlusconi’s most devoted loyalists, even if he no longer bore...

  33. The World

    October 2, 2013

    The twilight of Forza Italia?

    (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) As the FT’s former man in Rome, I find it poignant to see Silvio Berlusconi battling...

  34. September 30, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi faces party revolt over coalition collapse

    Silvio Berlusconi has triggered the collapse of Italy’s coalition government but in the process he risks breaking apart his...

  35. September 29, 2013

    Italy’s PM seeks to shore up government

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, is seeking urgent parliamentary support for a new government after...

  36. September 26, 2013

    Italy PM Letta returns to resignation threat from centre-right

    Fresh from assuring potential Wall Street investors that Italy was “young, virtuous and credible”, prime minister Enrico...

  37. September 20, 2013

    Italy lowers output forecasts and says deficit risks overshooting

    Italy’s coalition government, appealing for political stability to keep an anticipated recovery on track, has lowered its...

  38. September 2, 2013

    Italy’s parties contemplate generational shift

    As the beach chairs get stacked away for another year, Italians returning from their summer break this week have found a...

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