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  1. June 22, 2014

    Investors challenge Italy’s cuts for solar power

    Italian and foreign investors are challenging the legality of cuts in subsidies to the rapidly expanding solar power sector...

  2. April 21, 2014

    Restoring trust in the European Parliament

    In a speech in February to the European Parliament, Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s head of state, described next month’s...

  1. February 21, 2014

    Matteo Renzi installed as leader of Italy’s new government

    Matteo Renzi was sworn in as Italy’s youngest prime minister on Saturday. He will lead a coalition government, with women...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Renzi in Rome

    Max Rossi/Reuters Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister-designate, talks to reporters after a meeting with President Giorgio...

  3. 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...

  4. February 14, 2014

    Italy’s Matteo Renzi prepares for power

    Italy’s fourth government in just over two years is taking shape as Matteo Renzi prepares to become the recession-hit...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How Scotland really lost sterling union: Currency union without political union in...

  6. February 13, 2014

    Letta to stand down as Italy’s PM after party backs Renzi

    Italy’s ruling Democratic party has sacked Enrico Letta as prime minister, placing the debt-crippled country in the hands of...

  7. February 12, 2014

    Italy’s PM battles to save premiership

    Italy’s prime minister was struggling for survival at the head of his 10-month-old coalition government on Wednesday in a...

  8. February 11, 2014

    Italian power struggle could lead to Matteo Renzi takeover

    An old-fashioned power struggle between Enrico Letta, an Italian prime minister heading a fragile coalition, and Matteo...

  9. February 10, 2014

    Italy: Monti’s secret summer

    For years Carlo De Benedetti, the Italian industrial tycoon, has spent a few days each summer relaxing with friends and...

  10. December 10, 2013

    Rome’s revolution

    Ten months ago Italy’s general elections saw the then 61-year-old Pier Luigi Bersani pitched against the 76-year-old Silvio...

  11. September 29, 2013

    Il Cavaliere takes Italians for a ride

    Barely five months after Enrico Letta was sworn in as prime minister, Italy is staring down the barrel of a new political...

  12. September 29, 2013

    Italy’s PM seeks to shore up government

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, is seeking urgent parliamentary support for a new government after...

  13. September 29, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi calls for fresh elections in Italy

    Silvio Berlusconi, leader of Italy’s main centre-right party, has called for fresh elections “as soon as possible” after...

  14. September 26, 2013

    Italy PM Letta returns to resignation threat from centre-right

    Fresh from assuring potential Wall Street investors that Italy was “young, virtuous and credible”, prime minister Enrico...

  15. August 30, 2013

    Berlusconi allies hit out over president’s lifetime senator snub

    ROME (Reuters) – Silvio Berlusconi’s allies reacted angrily on Friday after Italian President Giorgio Napolitano left the...

  16. August 22, 2013

    Italy’s coalition hit by internal rifts

    The stability of Italy’s ruling coalition led by Enrico Letta has been hit by widening rifts over the political future of...

  17. August 13, 2013

    Head of state rules out pardon for Silvio Berlusconi

    Italy’s head of state on Tuesday ruled out a pardon for Silvio Berlusconi, the centre-right leader convicted of tax fraud...

  18. August 4, 2013

    Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi rally to press for pardon

    Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi converged in Rome on Sunday for a rally in support of the former centre-right prime minister...

  19. July 19, 2013

    Italy’s interior minister survives vote over Kazakh deportations

    Italy’s interior minister has survived a parliamentary vote to dismiss him after a furore over the illegal deportations of a...

  20. 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...

  21. May 30, 2013

    Fiat’s plan for US listing sparks sense of loss in Italy

    On a cold morning in January this year, Italy remembered the 10-year anniversary of the death of Gianni Agnelli, patriarch...

  22. May 10, 2013

    Ottavio Missoni, designer and businessman

    Half a century ago, alongside his wife Rosita, Ottavio Missoni created a knitwear label soon beloved of Hollywood, European...

  23. May 5, 2013

    Global Insight: EU keen to see if Italy’s coalition will stay on right path

    Italy’s coalition government, in its first week in office, has moved into the post-austerity era and markets have been...

  24. May 3, 2013

    Immigration, debt and the sorrows of young Italy

    It took two months, several fights, the best thinking of three political parties and a scolding from 87-year-old President...

  25. The A-List

    April 29, 2013

    The eurozone is still vulnerable

    There is a famous cartoon by the French artist Voutch in which a customer in a wine merchant’s shop is asking the owner if...

  26. April 27, 2013

    Italy’s three-party coalition sworn in

    Italy’s new government has been sworn in, ending two months of political deadlock, after politicians agreed on Saturday to...

  27. April 26, 2013

    Giorgio Napolitano: Italy’s reluctant president

    Countless crates of books had already been transported across Rome to the apartment waiting for them. The office was cleared...

  28. April 25, 2013

    Enrico Letta’s moment

    There are many good reasons why Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s head of state, has turned to Enrico Letta in his attempt to...

  29. April 25, 2013

    Coalition talks to continue in Italy as ‘knots’ persist

    Efforts to break two months of deadlock and form Italy’s next government will continue on Friday after a first round of...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 24, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose as the yen weakened against the dollar, and after positive US earnings news. The Nikkei was up 1.7%, the...

  31. April 23, 2013

    Napolitano eyes Amato as Italy’s unity PM

    The implosion of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party has thrown open the field of potential prime ministers as President...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The China flash HSBC PMIs missed for April, staying barely positive at 50.5 and...

  33. April 23, 2013

    Italian bond yields fall below 4%

    A broad rally across eurozone bond markets has pushed Italian 10-year borrowing costs below 4 per cent for the first time in...

  34. April 22, 2013

    Stars aligning against EU austerity

    It would, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano told La Stampa a week ago, be “una non soluzione” to reappoint him in an...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    April 22, 2013

    Arrival of the re-elected Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    AFP/Fillipo Monteforte Workers prepare Palazzo Montecitorio for the arrival of re-elected Italian President Giorgio...

  36. April 22, 2013

    Italy’s president warns of ‘fatal deadlock’

    Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s 87-year-old head of state elected by parliament for a second term, has delivered a powerful...

  37. 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,...

  38. April 22, 2013

    Italy: senior moment

    Italy has just had a senior moment. Giorgio Napolitano, who will turn 88 in June, has been re-elected as head of state. In...

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