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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. November 9, 2011

    Monti tipped to become finance minister

    Mario Monti has been appointed senator for life by Italy’s president in a surprise move that indicates he could play a...

  4. FT Alphaville

    November 9, 2011

    Really, the wrong technocrats

    OK, beyond the Nero jokes… we’re still very confused by this big movement to suppress political risk, or volatility, in the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    November 1, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and more from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: Transatlantic threat to Obama The biggest danger that the...

  6. October 31, 2011

    Why it’s worth keeping the EU dream alive

    The attention of all of us who care about the future of Europe is inevitably focused on solutions to the eurozone debt...

  7. August 16, 2011

    Solid reasons why eurobonds can be made to work

    From Professor Stuart Holland. Sir, Otmar Issing’s “Slithering to the wrong kind of union” (August 9) carries the authority...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Giuliano Amato and Guy Verhofstadt: A plan to save the euro Europe...

  9. July 3, 2011

    A plan to save the euro and curb speculators

    Europe is losing a war between its elected governments and unelected rating agencies. Governments are trying to govern, but...

  10. December 9, 2010

    Interview with Mario Draghi: Action on the addicts

    Buyer’s belief: the aim of ECB bond purchases is not to underwrite government borrowing but to correct dysfunctional...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. April 3, 2008

    Court case challenge to Italy’s election date

    An obscure court battle over the use of Christian political symbols on Wednesday threw into confusion Italy’s rather placid...

  15. January 30, 2008

    Berlusconi hatches plans as president calls for 'pause'

    Italy was heading for a long period of political uncertainty after Giorgio Napolitano, the president, declared last night...

  16. January 29, 2008

    Berlusconi plots as president calls for ‘pause’

    Italy was heading for a long period of political uncertainty after Giorgio Napolitano, the president, declared on Tuesday...

  17. January 20, 2008

    Italian politics has failed to put out its garbage

    Poor Romano Prodi. The year began badly for Italy’s slightly dishevelled but quietly effective prime minister, hit by two...

  18. December 4, 2007

    Italian police arrest 70 Mafia suspects

    Italian police arrested some 70 suspected Mafia gang members early on Tuesday in what politicians hailed as another serious...

  19. November 7, 2007

    Romanian influx a shock, says Prodi

    Europe completely underestimated the scale of the exodus from Romania after the country's accession to the European Union...

  20. November 7, 2007

    Prodi says Romanian influx took EU by surprise

    Europe completely underestimated the scale of the exodus from Romania after the country's accession to the European Union...

  21. November 6, 2007

    Europe ‘taken aback’ by immigration

    Europe completely underestimated the scale of the exodus from Romania after the country’s accession to the European Union...

  22. November 6, 2007

    Transcript of interview with Romano Prodi

    A transcript of the highlights of the FT’s interview with Romano Prodi, Italy’s prime minister, in Rome on November 5:...

  23. November 6, 2007

    Mafia 'boss of bosses' held after Italy raid

    Italian police secured another notable success in their fight against organised crime yesterday, arresting Salvatore Lo...

  24. November 5, 2007

    Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ held in Italy raid

    Italian police secured another notable success in their fight against organised crime on Monday, arresting Salvatore Lo...

  25. November 4, 2007

    Italy uses tough decree to expel Romanians

    Local authorities in Italy have started expelling Romanian immigrants under a tough decree that the government hurriedly...

  26. October 2, 2007

    Europe’s public figures press Turkey’s case

    The divisive question of Turkey’s accession to the European Union is reopened on Tuesday with an appeal from 50 prominent...

  27. October 2, 2007

    Europe's public figures press Turkey's case

    The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

  28. October 2, 2007

    Europe's public figures press Turkey's case

    The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

  29. October 2, 2007

    Europe's public figures press Turkey's case to join union

    The divisive question of Turkey's accession to the European Union is reopened today with an appeal from 50 prominent...

  30. August 15, 2007

    Mafia blamed for ‘executions’ in Germany

    The execution-style killing of six Italian men in western Germany on Wednesday marked the first time a Mafia feud in Italy’s...

  31. February 7, 2007

    Italy fails to raise its game in fight against football hooliganism

    Italy's struggle against football hooliganism is a sorry tale of ignored warnings and missed opportunities to clean up a...

  32. February 5, 2007

    Italian ministers consider keeping indefinite ban on football

    Italy's government will consider today whether to maintain an indefinite ban on all professional football after hooligans...

  33. February 4, 2007

    Italy risks football ban after violence

    Italy’s government will consider on Monday whether to maintain an indefinite ban on all professional football matches after...

  34. January 29, 2007

    The problem of European Union treaty changes will not go away, so policymakers should get networking now

    From Denis MacShane MP. Sir, Giuliano Amato's suggestions on how to take forward the next European treaty are sensible ("A...

  35. January 25, 2007

    A WAY OUT OF THE MESS?

    Some of Europe's brightest minds are working on ways out of the EU's constitutional mess, including Giuliano Amato, Italy's...

  36. January 24, 2007

    A better starting point for Europe’s constitution debate

    The pause for reflection about the European Union’s constitutional future is over and decisions will soon be back on the...

  37. August 14, 2006

    Draghi hauls Italy's tarnished central bank into a new era

    More openness, accountability and efficiency are the goals of Mario Draghi, the Bank of Italy governor, as he acts to...

  38. August 13, 2006

    Draghi hauls Italy’s tarnished central bank into a new era

    More openness, accountability and efficiency are the goals of Mario Draghi, the Bank of Italy governor, as he acts to...

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