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      Eurozone unemployment hits lowest level in three years

      Eurozone unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in three years, hitting 10.9 per cent in July amid encouraging...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Italy struggles to pass gay rights law for same-sex couples

      Everything is ready for the wedding between Fabio and Franco, a young Italian gay couple. The announcement has been...

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    1. August 14, 2015

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      I am back in Venice for the first time since I was 15. I remember the family trip for wearing an awkward straw hat,...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Renzi needs to sharpen his rapier of reform

      A year ago, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi gave an interview to the Financial Times — his first with a foreign...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Renzi’s plan to cut tax risks Brussels clash

      Italy will demand more budgetary leeway from Brussels to accommodate €35bn in tax cuts over the next three years,...

    4. July 20, 2015

      EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

      The EU’s attempt to spread the burden of asylum seekers arriving in Greece and Italy has suffered another setback when...

    5. July 12, 2015

      Matteo Renzi attempts to reform Italy justice system

      It is mid-afternoon on a blazing hot summer day in Rome’s civil courthouse — a few blocks from the Vatican — and...

    6. July 9, 2015

      Italy approves school reforms

      A significant overhaul of Italy’s education system was approved on Thursday in a new victory for the prime minister....

    7. July 3, 2015

      Renzi threatened by political contagion from Greece

      Beppe Grillo, the comedian and leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, was so gleeful at Alexis Tsipras’s...

    8. July 1, 2015

      Real estate group Domus Italia scraps IPO amid Greece turmoil

      Domus Italia, an Italian real estate company, has shelved a stock market listing on the last day of its offer, citing...

    9. June 28, 2015

      Ignazio Marino: Rome’s mayor faces pressure to resign

      When Ignazio Marino, a liver transplant surgeon who spent half of his life in the US, became mayor of Rome in 2013, he...

    10. June 26, 2015

      Cameron’s softly-softly approach wins EU favour

      David Cameron’s big moment came just before midnight as EU leaders were mired in one of their most tempestuous summit...

    11. June 26, 2015

      Anger spills over at summit to fix EU migrant policy

      A summit supposed to produce a unified response to the EU’s refugee crisis boiled over in frustration, with national...

    12. June 26, 2015

      EU plan to share asylum seeker burden collapses

      The EU’s plan to force member states to share out asylum seekers collapsed on Thursday after a late-night meeting...

    13. June 24, 2015

      Renzi finds migration knock-backs hard to stomach

      When Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, hosted François Hollande at Milan’s expo on Sunday, he served the French...

    14. June 24, 2015

      Renzi plans shake-up at Italy’s €400bn sovereign wealth fund

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, is planning to extend his reformist agenda into Italian business and finance as...

    15. June 17, 2015

      Migrant crisis collides with Cameron’s reform effort

      Italy’s prime minister has promised to support David Cameron’s attempt to reform the EU, but Rome is insisting that...

    16. June 17, 2015

      David Cameron battles to keep reform on EU agenda

      David Cameron will on Wednesday lobby Italian premier Matteo Renzi to back his plans for EU reform. But their meeting...

    17. June 16, 2015

      De Agostini boss seeks double voting deal

      The chief executive of one of Italy’s largest industrial groups has called on the government of Matteo Renzi to follow...

    18. June 10, 2015

      Renzi plays good cop to humour Putin and Italian business

      On Monday, Matteo Renzi stood beside fellow Group of Seven leaders as they threatened to heap further sanctions on...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2015

      Table politics

      France’s President François Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi,...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Heads of state

      Activists of global anti-poverty charity Oxfam wearing masks depicting leaders of the member countries of the G7...

    21. June 1, 2015

      Renzi has to show that he really does stand for change

      For a man who likes to give the impression of incessant activity, to be told “pull your finger out” might seem...

    22. June 1, 2015

      Matteo Renzi suffers setback in Italy’s regional elections

      When Matteo Renzi rose to power as Italy’s prime minister in February 2014, it felt like a budding revolution. The...

    23. May 29, 2015

      Matteo Renzi faces key test in Italian regional elections

      Italy is to hold elections in seven of its 20 regions on Sunday in the biggest test of popular support for the...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      May 28, 2015

      Floating voters

      Balloons of the developmental advocacy and campaigning organisation ‘ONE’ depicting (L-R) Canadian Prime Minister...

    25. May 26, 2015

      Campania poll shows limits of Italian PM Matteo Renzi’s influence

      Vincenzo De Luca has big plans if he is elected president of Campania, the impoverished region of southern Italy, on...

    26. FT Data

      May 26, 2015

      Reforming Italian education: too few people with a tertiary degree and large regional differences

      “The good school” is the title of the reform to the Italian educational system proposed by the Prime Minister Matteo...

    27. May 20, 2015

      Tunisian museum massacre suspect captured in Italy

      Fears that jihadis could enter Europe on boats laden with migrants were heightened after a Moroccan suspected of...

    28. May 18, 2015

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s bruising battle with the Twitter trolls

      Nicolas Sarkozy is embracing Twitter — for better or worse. With his 750,000 or so followers, the former French...

    29. May 14, 2015

      Can Italy’s nascent recovery be sustained?

      As he visited Barack Obama in Washington last month, Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, offered a fairytale analogy...

    30. May 12, 2015

      Renzi faces pensions hit to public finances

      Italy’s government is grappling with an unexpected hit to its public finances after the country’s high court ruled that...

    31. May 8, 2015

      Renzi urges Europe to stop ‘hesitating’ over trade deal with US

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, chided fellow European leaders for “hesitating” and “stuttering” on negotiations...

    32. May 5, 2015

      Renzi shakes up Italy’s creaking governance

      When Matteo Renzi came to power, many questioned whether Italy’s youthful prime minister could deliver on his promise...

    33. May 4, 2015

      Renzi wins green light for electoral reform

      Italy’s parliament handed Matteo Renzi a hard-fought green light from parliament for a transformation of electoral...

    34. May 3, 2015

      Renzi prepares for final push on Italy’s electoral reform law

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, is close to clinching lawmakers’ approval for a transformation of the...

    35. May 1, 2015

      Italy pins hopes for economic revival on Milan Expo

      After a run-up marred by corruption scandals, delays and fights over costs, the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan opened to...

    36. April 20, 2015

      Italy arrests trafficking suspects after hundreds drown off Libya

      Mediterranean migrant tragedy Italian police have arrested two alleged people smugglers who were among the survivors of...

    37. April 13, 2015

      Italy’s production figures provide reassurance over growth

      Industrial production in Italy rose 0.6 per cent in February, offering comfort that the eurozone’s third-largest...

    38. April 12, 2015

      Italy eases austerity as economy picks up

      Italy is easing up on austerity and mulling €1.8bn in new fiscal stimulus measures, as Matteo Renzi, the prime...

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