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  1. February 18, 2014

    Italy withdraws envoy from India over shootings

    A frustrated Italy withdrew its ambassador from India on Tuesday in protest at what it called the “manifest inability” of...

  2. January 13, 2014

    Italy faces challenge in trying to lure foreign investors

    Is Italy a “beautiful but tired mermaid” or more of a “hungry shark”? Foreign minister Emma Bonino says she would prefer her...

  1. December 24, 2013

    Kazakhstan agrees fugitive family can leave

    Kazakhstan has agreed to allow the wife and daughter of a prominent fugitive ex-banker and political activist, Mukhtar...

  2. August 27, 2013

    US, France and Britain gear up for cruise missile strike on Syria

    The US, Britain and France are pressing ahead with plans for a 48-hour cruise missile attack on selected Syrian military...

  3. August 21, 2013

    EU to suspend export of military equipment to Egypt

    EU member states have announced they will suspend the export of military equipment to Egypt following a violent crackdown by...

  4. May 9, 2013

    Italy sees ‘nightmare’ Europe of xenophobia and despair

    Europe risks becoming a “nightmare” of austerity and social despair where voters turn increasingly to xenophobic and...

  5. The World

    April 17, 2013

    Why you should care about Italy's next head of state

    (Photo by Christof Stache/AFP/Getty) The former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato once compared the powers of Italy’s...

  6. April 16, 2013

    Italy faces test over president vote

    Italy’s bitterly divided parliament faces a big test of its capacity to make decisions on Thursday when it begins voting for...

  7. March 17, 2012

    Italy has violated articles of ECHR

    From Mr Marco Perduca. Sir, Emma Bonino, Timothy Garton Ash and other European dignitaries (“Focus on implementing the last...

  8. March 13, 2012

    Focus on implementing the last round of ECHR reforms

    From Ms Emma Bonino and others. Sir, At a time when Europeans are beset by economic and political uncertainties, the UK is...

  9. February 3, 2011

    Europe must stand behind Egypt’s democrats

    As Europeans see the images of popular unrest in north Africa, it is hard not to be reminded of the democratic uprisings in...

  10. March 30, 2010

    Berlusconi poised for regional gains

    Silvio Berlusconi's ruling coalition was on course last night to capture possibly four regions from the centre-left...

  11. March 29, 2010

    Berlusconi makes gains in regional elections

    Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition was on course on Monday night to capture possibly four regions from the centre-left...

  12. March 23, 2010

    Bishops back Berlusconi vote

    With political tensions rising ahead of regional elections this weekend, Silvio Berlusconi, centre-right prime minister, has...

  13. September 30, 2009

    Learning nothing from the crisis

    Emma Bonino: The height of sentimentality about the financial crisis may have passed with the morbid first anniversary of...

  14. September 28, 2009

    What did we really learn from the economic crisis?

    The height of sentimentality about the financial crisis may have passed with the morbid first anniversary of the collapse of...

  15. June 4, 2009

    Italian senator goes on a hunger strike

    In the last days of Italy's European election campaign, where gossip and scandal have triumphed over substance, Emma...

  16. April 17, 2009

    Afghan women need our total and unflinching support

    From Ms Emma Bonino. Sir, I read with great interest Gideon Rachman’s article “Lift the veil on our war aims” (April 14) on...

  17. February 18, 2009

    The EU watchdog has bitten the wrong hand

    From Mr Giuliano Amato and Ms Emma Bonino. Sir, With reference to the letter from Neelie Kroes, the European Union...

  18. February 16, 2009

    Do not place Europe’s golden goose in jeopardy

    From Ms Neelie Kroes. Sir, I very much welcome the emphasis, both in your leader (“Protectionism could sink EU”, February...

  19. February 11, 2009

    How to avoid the ruin of the European market

    Since the end of the second world war, Europe has enjoyed peace and prosperity as never before. Few would dispute the...

  20. June 6, 2008

    Roma must respect the laws of Italy

    From Mr Franco Frattini. Sir, The Italian government could not agree more that there must be no violence against the Roma,...

  21. June 4, 2008

    Europe must end violence against the Roma

    Arsonists attacked Roma settlements on the outskirts of Naples late last month, in a stark reminder of the perils minority...

  22. October 5, 2007

    Prodi juggles twin roles in Kazakhstan

    Romano Prodi, Italy’s prime minister, takes a 200-strong business delegation to Kazakhstan this weekend while facing the...

  23. October 5, 2007

    Prodi juggles roles in Kazakhstan

    Romano Prodi, Italy's prime minister, takes a 200-strong business delegation to Kazakhstan this weekend while facing the...

  24. October 5, 2007

    Prodi juggles roles in Kazakhstan

    Romano Prodi, Italy's prime minister, takes a 200-strong business delegation to Kazakhstan this weekend while facing the...

  25. July 28, 2007

    Italian women faced with the burden of succeeding at home and in a job

    From Dr Marta Bolognani. Sir, I am writing with regard to the brilliant article by Adrian Michaels on the situation of...

  26. July 25, 2007

    UK warns over push for state protection

    Britain will today signal that it is not prepared to see the recent controversies over the growing power of overseas...

  27. July 24, 2007

    UK warns over push for state protection

    Britain will on Wednesday signal that it is not prepared to see the recent controversies over the increasing power of...

  28. July 14, 2007

    Naked ambition

    Passengers arriving at Rome's Fiumicino Airport recently found themselves confronted by a large-breasted woman, cleavage...

  29. July 13, 2007

    Naked ambition

    Passengers arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport recently found themselves confronted by a large-breasted woman, cleavage...

  30. March 7, 2007

    Observer: Moral supporter

    It was a year ago yesterday that police waded into a crowd of female protesters in Istanbul with tear gas and truncheons as...

  31. December 14, 2006

    Autostrade and Abertis scrap merger plan

    Autostrade and Abertis yesterday scrapped their €25bn ($33bn) cross-border infrastructure mer-ger, bowing to what they said...

  32. December 13, 2006

    Autostrade and Abertis abandon merger

    Autostrade and Abertis scrapped their €25bn cross-border infrastructure merger, on Wednesday, bowing to what they said were...

  33. December 13, 2006

    Egypt and Italy close to exports deal with China

    Egypt is negotiating a three-way agreement with China and Italy that would see the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro become the...

  34. December 6, 2006

    Brussels launches dumping review

    Europe’s trade defence mechanism “risks becoming inoperable” without reform, trade commissioner Peter Mandelson said on...

  35. November 28, 2006

    Observer: Stop the music

    How come France has twice as many senior officials working at the European Commission as Italy? That is a question Emma...

  36. October 12, 2006

    Anti-dumping rules discriminate against imports - the essence of protectionism

    From Mr Ronald Stewart-Brown. Sir, Of the World Trade Organisation trade defence instrument agreements referred to in Emma...

  37. October 11, 2006

    WTO provides for instruments to defend trade

    From Mrs Emma Bonino. Sir, Further to Michael Redwood's letter (October 10) and other recent interventions - rather...

  38. October 5, 2006

    Italy rethinks legislative bar to merger

    The Italian government yesterday appeared to be softening its stance on the proposed merger of Autostrade, the toll road...

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