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    May 28, 2013

    The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

    Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

  2. May 8, 2010

    Experts are needed to fill the vacuum in government

    "The horrible truth is the country's future will be determined by the bond market." The day after the night before, there...

  1. May 7, 2010

    Experts are needed to fill the vacuum in government

    “The horrible truth is the country’s future will be determined by the bond market.” The day after the night before, there...

  2. February 23, 2007

    Italy’s elderly senators hold key to future

    As Italy on Friday struggled to put together its 62nd government since the second world war, the spotlight fell on seven...

  3. May 29, 2006

    Italian veteran brings Espresso a shot of energy

    Carlo De Benedetti is not afraid to point out his country's shortcomings. The Italian businessman - by turns industrialist,...

  4. May 28, 2006

    Italian veteran brings Espresso a shot of energy

    Carlo De Benedetti is not afraid to point out his country’s shortcomings. The Italian businessman – by turns industrialist,...

  5. May 15, 2006

    New president for Italy

    MONDAY 15 New president for Italy Italy's outgoing president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, 85, hands over the reins to Giorgio...

  6. May 13, 2006

    Italian leaders find truth in the wisdom of Cicero

    It was Cicero, the Ancient Roman orator, who said: "Old age, especially an honoured old age, has such great authority that...

  7. May 12, 2006

    Italian leaders find truth in the wisdom of Cicero

    It was Cicero, the Ancient Roman orator, who said: “Old age, especially an honoured old age, has such great authority that...

  8. May 11, 2006

    Ex-communist wins vote as president of Italy

    Giorgio Napolitano, the distinguished politician who was yesterday elected president of Italy, will be the first...

  9. May 10, 2006

    Giorgio Napolitano named new Italian president

    Giorgio Napolitano, the distinguished politician who was on Wednesday elected president of Italy, will be the first...

  10. May 4, 2006

    Prodi in formal talks with Berlusconi

    Romano Prodi on Thursday had his first formal meeting with Silvio Berlusconi since Italy’s elections amid a search for a...

  11. May 4, 2006

    Ciampi turns down second presidential term

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italy's president, last night resisted calls to serve a second term as head of state, in spite of...

  12. May 4, 2006

    Ciampi resists second term calls

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italy's president, last night resisted calls to serve a second term as head of state, in spite of...

  13. May 3, 2006

    Ciampi under pressure to stay on as president

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italy’s president, was under growing pressure on Wednesday to accept a second term as head of state, a...

  14. May 3, 2006

    Berlusconi finally makes way for Prodi

    Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media magnate, resigned yesterday as Italy's prime minister, setting the stage for...

  15. May 3, 2006

    Observer: Berly takes a bow

    Congratulations for Silvio Berlusconi poured in from all directions yesterday as the Italian prime minister, defeated in...

  16. May 2, 2006

    Careful driving

    Congratulations for Silvio Berlusconi poured in from all directions on Tuesday as the Italian prime minister, defeated in...

  17. May 2, 2006

    Berlusconi hands in resignation to president

    Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media magnate, tendered his resignation as Italy’s prime minister on Tuesday, setting the...

  18. May 1, 2006

    Berlusconi ready toquit, but not quietly

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister, bowed to the inevitable at the weekend and said he would resign tomorrow to let...

  19. April 30, 2006

    Berlusconi makes way for Prodi

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, bowed to the inevitable at the weekend and said he would resign to let Romano...

  20. April 29, 2006

    Name game turns to farce for Prodi in vote for Senate speaker

    High politics turned to farce in Italy last night when the Senate, parliament's upper house, was unable to elect a speaker...

  21. April 28, 2006

    Prodi loses in Senate name game

    High politics turned to farce in Italy on Friday night when the Senate, parliament’s upper house, was unable to elect a...

  22. April 28, 2006

    Prodi coalition faces Senate test

    Romano Prodi's hopes of forming a stable Italian government will face a critical test today when his newly elected...

  23. April 27, 2006

    Prodi’s candidate fails to win first Senate vote

    Romano Prodi stumbled at his first parliamentary hurdle on Friday, when Franco Marini, his centre-left candidate, failed to...

  24. April 19, 2006

    Ciampi to step down as Italy's president

    Italy's post-election political confusion deepened yesterday after Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the head of state, said he would...

  25. April 18, 2006

    Italy’s president says he will not serve second term

    Italy’s post-election political confusion deepened on Tuesday after Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the head of state, said he would...

  26. April 13, 2006

    Italy enters period of political uncertainty

    Italy braced itself for weeks of political uncertainty yesterday as Romano Prodi, the winner of this week's election, said...

  27. April 12, 2006

    Italy braced for weeks of political uncertainty

    Italy braced itself for weeks of political uncertainty as Romano Prodi, the winner of this week’s election, said he would...

  28. April 11, 2006

    Negotiations to begin soon for Italian cabinet

    Romano Prodi, leader of Italy’s centre-left, said on Wednesday that discussions to select a new Italian government would get...

  29. March 21, 2006

    Young politicians eager for chance to topple the old guard

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has achieved everything there is to achieve in public life. But like many elderly Italian politicians,...

  30. February 22, 2006

    Late ticket rush helps trim Olympic budget shortfall

    The organisers of the Winter Olympics said on Wednesday that the Games were on target for only a small budget shortfall,...

  31. February 13, 2006

    Berlusconi evokes Christ to kickstart campaign

    Italy's general election campaign burst into life at the weekend with Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister, comparing himself...

  32. January 31, 2006

    Language dispute opens old wounds in Italy

    Amid the majestic Alpine slopes and lush green valleys of Alto Adige, Italy's northernmost region, a reminder was served...

  33. January 25, 2006

    Pressure on Italian PM not to delay election

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister, was under pressure from political allies and opponents yesterday to withdraw a...

  34. January 25, 2006

    Pressure on Italy PM not to delay poll

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister, was under pressure from political allies and opponents yesterday to withdraw a...

  35. January 20, 2006

    Berlusconi embarrassed by presidential veto

    Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, and hiscentre-right allies suffered an election campaign blow on Friday when...

  36. January 20, 2006

    Italy's president tells politicians to cool it

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italy's non-partisan head of state, intervened in the increasingly acrimonious national election...

  37. January 19, 2006

    Italy’s president tells politicans to cool it

    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italy’s non-partisan head of state, intervened in the increasingly acrimonious national election...

  38. December 29, 2005

    Italian government set to nominate bank chief

    Italy's centre-right government is poised today to nominate the Bank of Italy's next governor, after the resignation of...

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