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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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