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  1. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Things Italians worry about – or not

    Things Italian investors should care about: the country’s bond yield is the lowest it has been in eight years, and its...

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  1. The Future of the European Union 2013

    EU seeks road to redemption...
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  1. 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...

  2. February 5, 2014

    The reform split in southern Europe

    Almost four years since the start of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, the debate on the effectiveness of the eurozone...

  3. December 19, 2013

    Europe’s north and south must reform together

    For a few years now, I have felt as if I live intellectually in the Alps. In the European Council, I used to translate the...

  4. December 19, 2013

    European banking union is a sham that solves nothing

    The drumbeat of banking union has drowned out more important and urgent conversations on tackling the severe crisis in...

  5. December 13, 2013

    The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest

    Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough. The...

  6. The World

    November 21, 2013

    Monti acknowledges Merkel’s prudence

    Critics of Germany’s actions in the eurozone debt and banking crisis often berate Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat...

  7. Brussels Blog

    November 21, 2013

    Monti acknowledges Merkel's prudence

    Critics of Germany’s actions in the eurozone debt and banking crisis often berate Angela Merkel, the Christian Democrat...

  8. October 20, 2013

    Italy misses the chance to reform

    Earlier this year I wrote that Mario Monti was the wrong man to lead Italy. Now it has turned out that the former Italian...

  9. October 18, 2013

    Mario Monti, former Italian premier, quits party he founded

    Political parties and their leaders come and go in Italy like morning mist in the Po valley, but the abrupt resignation of...

  10. October 7, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead: 7 – 13 Oct

    Monday – October 7 Alumni Event: Spain The former Prime Minister of Italy and European Commissioner, Mario Monti, is...

  11. October 6, 2013

    Italy’s chance to realign – or mess things up further

    The political right in the US has become progressively more radical, more powerful and more reckless over the past three...

  12. 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...

  13. August 29, 2013

    Italy’s premier gives in to Berlusconi tax cut demands

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s beleaguered prime minister, has bought time for his fragile coalition by agreeing to demands by Silvio...

  14. August 8, 2013

    Letta has survived, but now must start to govern

    This week, to mark 100 days in office, Enrico Letta’s Italian government released an electronic booklet and companion...

  15. July 22, 2013

    Italy’s powerful lobbies block country from becoming ‘normal’

    From protest strikes by lawyers and doctors to opponents of freely available WiFi, Italy’s new coalition government is...

  16. July 7, 2013

    Geithner joins top table of public speakers with lucrative appearances

    Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, has been elevated to the highest rank of public speakers, alongside former...

  17. May 29, 2013

    Easing of deficit rules exposes rifts in Italy’s government

    Italy is out of hospital but still chronically ill and in need of a large dose of medicine. The question sparking fierce...

  18. The World

    May 28, 2013

    The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

    Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

  19. 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...

  20. May 8, 2013

    European Union seeks road to redemption

    Three years after Greece’s financial emergency rattled the foundations of Europe’s monetary union, political and economic...

  21. April 29, 2013

    Not all European countries can be Germany

    As part of its push to overhaul Europe’s weaker economies, the German government has tried to sell a distinctly Teutonic...

  22. April 28, 2013

    Mayhem greets Italy’s grand coalition

    Mario Monti and his technocrats were propelled into office 18 months ago by an external crisis on panicking debt markets. By...

  23. April 25, 2013

    Inside Business: Italy’s clubby system needs fresh blood

    Under the proscenium arch of Parma’s Teatro Regio, Matteo Renzi, the reformist mayor of Florence and would-be Italian prime...

  24. April 19, 2013

    Italy’s Democrats regroup around Prodi

    Italy’s wounded centre-left has put forward former prime minister Romano Prodi as their new candidate for head of state,...

  25. April 17, 2013

    Rome’s key vote

    Italy’s parliamentarians convene on Thursday to choose the 12th head of state. This is the most important decision since the...

  26. 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...

  27. April 4, 2013

    Ex-Monte dei Paschi chiefs face sanctions

    The Bank of Italy has launched sanctions procedures against former directors, managers and auditors of Monte dei Paschi di...

  28. The A-List

    April 3, 2013

    Europe needs to focus more on reform, not just austerity

    The eurozone finds itself back in the headlines. Once again, the world has been forced to watch a small country – this time...

  29. March 30, 2013

    Italy’s president moves to break election deadlock

    Giorgio Napolitano, Italy’s head of state, is to press ahead with his efforts to break the deadlock resulting from last...

  30. March 28, 2013

    Italy’s Democrats fail to form government

    Pierluigi Bersani, Italy’s Democratic party leader, has failed in his attempt to muster parliamentary support for his...

  31. The World

    March 20, 2013

    Waiting for white smoke in Italian politics

    Situation vacant? Mario Monti (Getty) There were two big job vacancies in Rome last month. The Catholic Church began looking...

  32. March 18, 2013

    Brussels green light for Italy debt sale

    Italy is considering a substantial increase in sales of government debt to boost its recession-hit private sector after...

  33. March 15, 2013

    Monti’s analysis guides EU debate

    Mario Monti may have been resoundingly rejected by Italian voters last month, but in his final EU summit as prime minister,...

  34. Brussels Blog

    March 15, 2013

    EU summit: At end of Day 1, a new austerity message?

    Monti, right, and Hollande, centre, with Belgium's Elio Di Rupo during Day 1 of the summit For all the pre-summit posturing...

  35. March 14, 2013

    EU leaders meet amid austerity debate

    European leaders arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a summit where the intensifying debate over the austerity-led response...

  36. March 10, 2013

    Hospitalised Berlusconi plans next move

    Hounded by the courts and taking refuge in a Milan hospital, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is planning his next...

  37. March 7, 2013

    Berlusconi given one-year jail sentence

    A Milan court has sentenced Silvio Berlusconi to one year in jail in a case related to the publication of a confidential...

  38. March 1, 2013

    EU feels pressure on austerity policies

    Mario Monti was in his element. Almost a year into his tenure as Italian prime minister, he was standing in Brussels’...

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