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    1. November 25, 2014

      Renzi’s labour reforms clear hurdle in Italy’s parliament

      Matteo Renzi’s signature labour market reforms cleared a key hurdle in the Italian parliament on Tuesday, in a show of...

    2. November 24, 2014

      Italy regional elections deliver warning to Renzi

      A resurgence of the populist Northern League and a sharp fall in turnout in Italy’s regional elections pointed to a growing...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2014

      Keeping Renzi waiting

      Alessandro Di Meo/EPA Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi uses his mobile phone as he awaits the arrival of Senegal’s...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Renzi and Berlusconi announce deal on electoral reform

      Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi took a big step towards revamping Italy’s electoral laws on Wednesday, cementing an...

    3. November 12, 2014

      Italy’s Post-it premier hopes reforms stick

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youthful and reform-minded prime minister, has been dubbed il rottamatore or “the scrapper”, for the...

    4. November 6, 2014

      Italy has ‘atomic bomb’ to revive economy, says Renzi aide

      Yoram Gutgeld pulls out a white sheet of paper and starts scribbling, true to his roots as a management consultant. It is...

    5. November 5, 2014

      Italy’s Enel plans to sell off at least 17% of Endesa

      Enel, Italy’s largest utility, is set to sell off at least a 17 per cent stake in Endesa, the Spanish power company it...

    6. October 31, 2014

      Med becomes a no-man’s land for migrants

      Mohanad Luthon was in good spirits when he called his uncle on the evening of September 7, a day into the crossing from...

    7. October 27, 2014

      Italy rules out public money for banks that failed stress tests

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, defended his country’s banking system after it emerged with the greatest...

    8. The World

      October 26, 2014

      Renzi under fire

      Nobody ever said that reforming Italy would be easy. But Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, is going through a...

    9. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Russian and Ukrainian presidents fail to reach breakthrough

      Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the Russian and Ukrainian presidents, failed to reach a breakthrough to end the crisis...

    11. October 16, 2014

      Merkel defends fiscal rules as Paris and Rome put growth first

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered a tough defence of the eurozone’s fiscal rules, raising tensions with...

    12. October 15, 2014

      Budget pushes Italy to the edge of EU deficit rules

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has proposed a budget heavy on stimulus measures – from tax cuts to investments – and...

    13. October 13, 2014

      Italian leader Matteo Renzi targets legal profession for reform

      Gianmatteo Nunziante, a senior corporate lawyer in Rome, was recently working for a few foreign hedge funds taking stakes in...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

    15. October 9, 2014

      Former Finmeccanica executives convicted of falsifying invoices

      Two former senior executives at Finmeccanica, the Italian defence company, were cleared on Thursday of corruption but found...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Victory for Matteo Renzi as Italy’s Senate backs labour reforms

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, sought to mend fences within his own party after scoring his biggest parliamentary...

    17. October 3, 2014

      Transcript: interview with Italy’s prime minister

      Matteo Renzi spoke to the Financial Times in London on Thursday. The following edited transcript features excerpts from the...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Matteo Renzi says Berlin has no right to lecture its partners

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has appealed to Brussels and Berlin to be more understanding to countries with no...

    19. September 28, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces battle over labour reform

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reform-minded prime minister, was greeted with a stern warning on his arrival in Italy after a...

    20. September 21, 2014

      Italy debt burden is a problem for us all

      Perhaps the biggest question facing the economic stability of Europe is what happens if Italy continues to stagnate as it...

    21. September 18, 2014

      IMF backs Renzi reforms of Italy’s labour market

      The International Monetary Fund offered strong backing for Italian plans to overhaul its sclerotic labour rules, in the wake...

    22. September 14, 2014

      Deflation takes shine off sales for Italy’s shopkeepers

      It is mid-morning along Viale Libia, the main road in a middle-class neighbourhood in northeastern Rome, and Rosalba...

    23. September 12, 2014

      Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

      Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

    24. September 9, 2014

      Europe has to do whatever it takes

      In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

    25. September 7, 2014

      Italy calls for new benchmarks to measure reforms

      Italy is pushing for new rules to monitor economic reforms across the eurozone, in an attempt to reassure other European...

    26. September 5, 2014

      Renzi’s lack of focus threatens his political promise

      If there is one thing you need to do and you promise to do 10, you have a problem. If you happen to be a prime minister,...

    27. September 3, 2014

      Luxottica’s board revamp exposes Renzi’s old concerns

      Aged founder ousts dynamic young chief executive and grabs back reins of power. Leonardo Del Vecchio’s defenestration of...

    28. September 2, 2014

      ECB: Draghi’s eurozone deal

      About halfway through the speech, Mario Draghi stumbled. The European Central Bank president had reached a passage in his...

    29. August 31, 2014

      Renzi and Hollande in a bid for reform

      Matteo Renzi and François Hollande may be struggling to deliver structural reform but they can at least see the need for it....

    30. August 31, 2014

      Federica Mogherini must overcome Russia criticism

      Federica Mogherini, the 41-year-old Italian foreign minister, will have much to prove in her new job as EU foreign policy...

    31. August 29, 2014

      Renzi’s test to start with reform of Italy’s justice system

      Matteo Renzi may have taken part in the ice bucket challenge last week, pouring cold water over himself for charity, but...

    32. August 26, 2014

      EU looks to Italy’s foreign minister as foreign policy chief

      Europe’s leaders are poised to select Italy’s foreign minister as EU foreign policy chief at a summit on Saturday, despite...

    33. August 25, 2014

      Italy loses enthusiasm for privatisations

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s media-savvy prime minister, sent out a Twitter message on Monday that he was back at his desk after...

    34. August 22, 2014

      Draghi softens tone on austerity

      Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

    35. August 20, 2014

      Luxottica shares fall on reports of chief executive departure

      Shares in Luxottica fell sharply in Milan on newspaper reports that its highly regarded chief executive, Andrea Guerra, was...

    36. August 17, 2014

      Draghi is running out of legal ways to fix the euro

      In an interview with the Financial Times last week, Matteo Renzi struck a defiant tone against suggestions by the European...

    37. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Eurozone stops, waits for ECB: Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2014

      Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

      Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

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