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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...

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      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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