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    1. Brussels Blog

      February 5, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Italian job

      This is Friday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    2. February 2, 2016

      Weak jobless figures heighten concerns about Italian recovery

      Weak jobs figures sparked off concern about Italy’s economic recovery, as data released on Tuesday dashed economists’...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Italian unemployment clocks first rise since June

      Unemployment in Italy was significantly worse than expected in December, rising for the first time since June 2015....

    2. January 31, 2016

      Athens and Rome expose Europe’s greatest faultlines

      How should we think about systemic risk in Europe today? The EU has been moderately successful at crisis management....

    3. January 29, 2016

      Renzi-Merkel affair turns to partnership of convenience

      The high point in Angela Merkel’s relationship with Matteo Renzi may have come a year ago, when the youthful Italian...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2016

      Renzi and Merkel

      Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference at the...

    5. Brussels Blog

      January 29, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Cameron’s countdown

      Welcome to the Friday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    6. January 27, 2016

      Renzi’s short-term fix to the banking challenge in Italy

      Italy’s financial system produces too many bankers and not enough credit, Matteo Renzi has long argued. The deal the...

    7. January 26, 2016

      Rouhani accorded generous welcome in Rome

      Hassan Rouhani was given a star-studded welcome as he arrived in Rome on Monday. Mr Rouhani is the first Iranian...

    8. January 21, 2016

      Matteo Renzi posed stern test by Italy’s banking woes

      Matteo Renzi will celebrate a big investment by Apple in Naples today — just the kind of moment the youthful prime...

    9. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Italy replaces EU ambassador amid tensions

      Matteo Renzi is replacing Italy’s ambassador to the European Union, Stefano Sannino, at a time of growing tensions...

    10. January 18, 2016

      Matteo Renzi sharpens his rhetorical barbs at Brussels

      When Matteo Renzi visited Berlin last July he delivered a subtle warning to the assembled crowd at Humboldt university...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Juncker rebukes Renzi for ‘demonising’ European Commission

      Matteo Renzi was rebuked by Brussels on Friday as Jean-Claude Juncker confronted the Italian prime minister for...

    12. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Telecom Italia wants to be "the California of Italy"

      So Tim it is then. Telecom Italia, Italy’s dominant phone company, launched a new brand and logo and announced new...

    13. December 30, 2015

      Apple agrees to pay €318m fine to close Italian tax case

      Apple has agreed to pay a €318m fine in Italy to settle a long-running investigation into the US technology company’s...

    14. December 29, 2015

      Italy’s Five Star Movement wants to be taken seriously

      When the populist Five Star Movement burst into Italian politics in 2009 during the financial crisis, it was defined by...

    15. December 22, 2015

      Financial Times interview: Matteo Renzi

      On Monday morning, the Financial Times interviewed Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, in his office at Palazzo...

    16. December 21, 2015

      Eurozone austerity fanning populist flames, says Renzi

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, has warned that German-driven eurozone austerity policies are fanning...

    17. December 18, 2015

      Tusk joins Italian premier in attacking Berlin over gas pipeline

      Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, became the latest senior politician to criticise plans for a new...

    18. December 17, 2015

      Italy fund to inject €160bn into economy

      Italy has unveiled a plan to inject €160bn to boost its economic recovery in the latest sign that a more muscular...

    19. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Italy lays out €160bn industrial investment plan

      Italy has unveiled a plan to inject up to €160bn to boost its weak economic recovery using the Treasury-owned...

    20. December 15, 2015

      Italy’s Renzi joins opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal

      A controversial German pipeline deal with Russia has attracted a new adversary in Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime...

    21. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Italy's Renzi defends tax evasion record

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has defended his government’s record on tax evasion, saying it has “obtained the...

    22. December 10, 2015

      Renzi’s muddled stance on Italian tax evasion

      The size of Italy’s shadow economy has long been one of the biggest obstacles to the country’s modernisation. The...

    23. December 10, 2015

      Renzi faces political backlash over Italian banks’ rescue

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, is facing a political backlash over the €3.6bn rescue of four small...

    24. December 1, 2015

      Italy citizenship law faces backlash in wake of Paris attacks

      Italy’s Senate will on Tuesday begin debating a new law that would make it easier for second generation immigrants to...

    25. November 25, 2015

      Delays risk ‘half-baked’ banking union, Brussels warns Italy

      Brussels has made a last-ditch appeal to Italy not to delay the launch of the euro area’s flagship system for handling...

    26. November 24, 2015

      Italy’s Renzi vows to fight terrorism threat with culture

      Matteo Renzi has come up with what may seem a uniquely Italian solution to the security threat gripping Europe: to...

    27. November 23, 2015

      Italy plans bad bank-style debt clean-up to aid recovery

      Italy plans to launch a series of bad bank-style measures as early as the end of the year in an effort to cut its...

    28. November 17, 2015

      Brussels warns Italy over violating EU budget rules

      Italy is in danger of violating EU fiscal targets and should make changes to its expansionary 2016 budget, but it could...

    29. November 15, 2015

      Italy’s economic recovery is not what it seems

      Yoram Gutgeld last week made one of the most astonishing economic statements I have heard in a long time. The adviser...

    30. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks fuel EU migration debate

      Hours after the shooting stopped in Paris, France’s worst-ever terrorist attack began to reverberate on Europe’s vexed...

    31. October 29, 2015

      Rome’s mayor reverses his resignation

      His resignation nearly three weeks ago was supposed to draw a line under a Roman circus of corruption and...

    32. October 15, 2015

      Renzi challenges Brussels to approve €35bn in tax cuts

      Matteo Renzi has challenged the EU to approve a budget that favours tax relief over cuts in spending, as Italy’s prime...

    33. October 13, 2015

      Renzi wins Senate victory over Italy’s political gridlock

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, secured a political victory as the Italian Senate approved a constitutional...

    34. October 13, 2015

      Renzi hatches plan to spur growth — at risk of aiding black economy

      Matteo Renzi has devised a novel way to boost Italy’s sluggish economic recovery: the prime minister wants to allow...

    35. October 11, 2015

      Italy to launch biggest privatisation in more than a decade

      Italy will this week launch its biggest privatisation in more than a decade with the partial sale of Poste Italiane —...

    36. October 8, 2015

      Rome mayor quits amid expenses allegation

      Ignazio Marino was forced to quit as mayor of Rome amid allegations that he used a city credit card to pay for personal...

    37. September 30, 2015

      Russia exposes European divisions on Syria

      Russia’s attempt to become a central player in resolving the Syrian civil war has exposed some of the political...

    38. September 21, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn’s policies a recipe for defeat, says Matteo Renzi

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, launched a blistering attack on Jeremy Corbyn, saying the leftwing views of...

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