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    1. The World

      November 11, 2014

      Napolitano stands tall among Italy's selfish politicians

      For the past 15 years, there has been little good to say about Italy’s economic performance, and even less about the quality...

    2. The World

      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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. May 2, 2006

      Careful driving

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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