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    1. November 24, 2014

      Italy regional elections deliver warning to Renzi

      A resurgence of the populist Northern League and a sharp fall in turnout in Italy’s regional elections pointed to a growing...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Victory for Matteo Renzi as Italy’s Senate backs labour reforms

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, sought to mend fences within his own party after scoring his biggest parliamentary...

    1. June 18, 2014

      Farage forms European bloc and secures funds of €14m

      Nigel Farage has secured up to €14m of EU taxpayers funding after the UK Independence party leader won enough allies in the...

    2. Brussels Blog

      May 28, 2014

      The day the populists came to town

      Beppe Grillo arrives at a polling station near Genoa during last week's election The only more interesting political...

    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

      Eurosceptics storm Brussels

      France’s far-right Front National stormed to victory in European elections on Sunday night, leading an unprecedented surge...

    5. May 15, 2014

      Lacklustre Berlusconi campaign has risks for Renzi

      Banners were waving and the basement ballroom in a luxury Rome hotel was packed with supporters when Silvio Berlusconi...

    6. 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...

    7. March 6, 2014

      Italy’s Five Star party in disarray

      Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement has expelled five more dissident senators, widening a rift within the party...

    8. February 20, 2014

      Renzi’s takeover fuels doubts and conspiracies in Italy

      As the brash and innovative “scrapper” who acquired the mantle of Italy’s most popular politician by setting him against the...

    9. 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...

    10. January 1, 2014

      Italy’s Beppe Grillo vows to shake up Europe in May elections

      The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment and anti-euro Five Star Movement vowed to shake up the EU by winning European...

    11. December 23, 2013

      Anti-corruption party to govern Delhi

      India’s one-year-old Aam Aadmi party, formed by a former tax official turned crusading anti-corruption activist, announced...

    12. December 11, 2013

      Italy’s establishment shaken by ‘Pitchforks’ protests

      As anti-government protests gathered steam across Italy this week, galvanising diverse groups under the banner of the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. September 30, 2013

      Delaying elections will prolong Italy’s misery

      Westerners are forever lecturing others that they should hold elections and respect democracy. But when they might have to...

    16. July 10, 2013

      Berlusconi’s fraud appeal date looms over fragile government

      Italy’s fragile coalition government is lurching deeper into crisis with former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi facing the...

    17. The World

      June 26, 2013

      Berlusconi's sentence: the risks to the coalition

      Berlusconi at a rally (Getty) Will he or won’t he? Since a court in Milan on Monday sentenced Silvio Berlusconi to seven...

    18. June 18, 2013

      Italy’s Five Star Movement launches purge

      In the manner of an old-fashioned purge, Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement has responded to dissent within its...

    19. June 12, 2013

      Italy’s Five Star Movement loses shine

      Italy’s Five Star Movement, scourge of the ruling elite in Rome and Brussels, is showing signs of fragmentation and a loss...

    20. June 11, 2013

      Letta’s lethargy

      Enrico Letta, Italy’s prime minister, has reasons to smile after the latest round of local elections. His Democratic party...

    21. May 28, 2013

      Five Star Movement flops in Italy’s local polls

      Local elections across Italy have witnessed a collapse in support for the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, with the...

    22. May 3, 2013

      Populist movements ride wave of resentment against EU

      By seizing a quarter of the vote in local elections this week, the UK Independence party has stamped its image on British...

    23. The World

      April 24, 2013

      Is the Grillo bubble bursting?

      Beppe Grillo on the campaign trail Two months ago Beppe Grillo came out as the big winner of Italy’s general elections. His...

    24. April 22, 2013

      Global Insight: Disgust with Europe’s politicians feeds disorder

      Like Cincinnatus two-and-a-half millennia ago, Giorgio Napolitano is being summoned back to save the republic. Aged 87,...

    25. April 21, 2013

      Business warns about Italian impasse

      The leader of Italy’s main business lobby has urged squabbling politicians to form a coalition government or risk condemning...

    26. April 20, 2013

      Italy’s Napolitano re-elected as head of state

      Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s 87-year-old head of state, was elected by parliament for a second term on Saturday as the...

    27. April 5, 2013

      Football’s little problem on the right wing

      In Paolo Di Canio’s autobiography, published in 2000, the Italian footballer says he is “fascinated by Benito Mussolini”....

    28. April 5, 2013

      Fresh elections loom in Italy

      If Italians needed any more evidence of how surreal their country’s political impasse is becoming, then a convoy of...

    29. March 28, 2013

      Italy’s Democrats fail to form government

      Pierluigi Bersani, Italy’s Democratic party leader, has failed in his attempt to muster parliamentary support for his...

    30. March 22, 2013

      Bersani tasked with forming Italy government

      Efforts to break Italy’s political deadlock after last month’s inconclusive elections took a hesitant step forward on Friday...

    31. March 17, 2013

      Italy looks to break political impasse

      Horse-trading has started in earnest as Italy’s politicians enter a crucial week in determining whether a government can...

    32. March 15, 2013

      Italian parliament remains in deadlock

      Lawmakers representing the anti-establishment Five Star Movement have taken up their seats in Italy’s parliament in the...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 14, 2013

      When stress and spreads part company

      William Porter at Credit Suisse has been mulling the market’s muted reaction to the Italian elections. Increased stress is...

    34. March 11, 2013

      Italy hit by downgrade and weak data

      Yields on Italian benchmark bonds edged closer to those of Spain’s as investors, still nervous about the inconclusive...

    35. March 7, 2013

      Beppe Grillo’s grudge

      Almost two weeks after an inconclusive election, there is still no clarity over who will govern Italy. Markets so far have...

    36. March 7, 2013

      Political centre at risk as eurozone fears revive

      The debate gripping financial markets and European capitals since the Italian elections over whether the eurozone crisis is...

    37. March 4, 2013

      Euro crisis is breeding comics not fascists

      Some months ago, I was discussing the euro crisis with a high-ranking US diplomat. “It’s back to the 1930s, isn’t it?” said...

    38. March 4, 2013

      Italy’s novices take first steps as political force

      Italy’s grassroots and protest-driven Five Star Movement has taken the first important step in its transition towards...

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