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  1. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  1. July 10, 2014

    The biggest danger for the euro is the lack of trust

    Listening in on the altercation between Rome and Berlin about the inviolability or otherwise of the eurozone’s fiscal rules,...

  2. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  3. July 7, 2014

    Renzi’s boast for Italy looks like history repeating itself

    It is less than a month since Britain’s prime minister David Cameron badly misread German politics and was left isolated and...

  4. July 6, 2014

    Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

    Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

  5. July 4, 2014

    Matteo Renzi hits back at Bundesbank chief

    A simmering battle between Italy and Germany over Rome’s push to ease EU’s budget rules burst into public on Friday when the...

  6. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  7. July 3, 2014

    Merkel and Renzi are the partners who can reshape Europe

    F ew European leaders relish the memory of British isolationism. That might once again seem to be in prospect, after the...

  8. June 30, 2014

    Regulator says ‘crony capitalism’ undermines Italy’s economy

    Italy’s economy has been undermined by “crony capitalism” and parts of the country’s public spending is directed to...

  9. June 29, 2014

    German finance minister Schäuble pledges to keep UK in Europe

    A British exit from the EU is “unimaginable”, according to Germany’s powerful finance minister, and Berlin will do...

  10. June 26, 2014

    Business association warns over Italy’s weak growth

    Italy’s main business association has warned that economic growth will fall well short of expectations this year, adding to...

  11. June 25, 2014

    France’s voice barely heard in debate on top EU job

    As Britain’s David Cameron and Germany’s Angela Merkel have wrangled publicly over whether Jean-Claude Juncker should head...

  12. June 24, 2014

    Italy’s Matteo Renzi likens EU to ‘old boring aunt’

    The EU has to change course and stop behaving like an “old boring aunt”, Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister,...

  13. June 22, 2014

    Merkel versus Renzi for the future of the eurozone

    Behind the big battle for the presidency of the European Commission lies an important debate that has not yet caught much...

  14. June 21, 2014

    Leftwing leaders back Juncker for top Brussels post

    PARIS, June 21 – Leftwing European leaders agreed on Saturday to back Luxembourg conservative Jean-Claude Juncker for the...

  15. June 19, 2014

    Renzi leads centre-left drive to loosen eurozone fiscal rules

    Europe’s centre-left leaders, led by Italy’s Matteo Renzi, are pushing for a loosening of the EU’s tough budget rules as the...

  16. June 17, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Italy’s Renzi to reveal choice for EU top job

    Pressure is mounting on prime minister Matteo Renzi to choose a side in the fight over the next European Commission...

  17. June 13, 2014

    Corruption scandals undermine Italy’s investment drive

    Venice, ruled by a Council of Ten for 500 years, has a long history of secretive government by a cosy nexus of political and...

  18. June 5, 2014

    Juncker refuses to ‘give in’ to Cameron

    A defiant Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Britain that he will not bow to David Cameron’s objections or yield to press...

  19. June 2, 2014

    Brussels casts doubt on France’s deficit reduction strategy

    Brussels has called into question whether the French government’s economic plan can bring the country’s deficit back into...

  20. June 2, 2014

    Tony Blair calls for ‘manifesto’ to reform EU

    Leaders should set out a “manifesto for change” to address disillusionment with the EU , Tony Blair said on Monday, as the...

  21. June 1, 2014

    Renzi needs to muster euro allies for Italian rescue

    The most important election result last week was not the triumph of anti-EU parties. It was the astonishingly robust victory...

  22. June 1, 2014

    Tony Blair to call for EU reform after election ‘wake-up’

    Tony Blair will on Monday call for Europe to reform itself after election victories for anti-EU parties across the continent...

  23. May 29, 2014

    Italy prime minister under pressure to deliver reforms

    Buoyed by a landslide victory in European elections this week, Italy’s new prime minister Matteo Renzi is under increasing...

  24. May 29, 2014

    Italy’s borrowing costs at euro-era low

    Italy has paid a record low rate to borrow money from global bond investors on the same day that domestic business leaders...

  25. May 29, 2014

    Italy’s Confindustria warns on weak growth prospects

    Italy’s growth prospects after two years of deep recession remain in doubt, the country’s main business association has...

  26. May 28, 2014

    Eurozone bond wobbles send stability warning

    Anti-EU sentiment may have dominated ballot boxes in Europe’s parliamentary election this week, but the result that has bond...

  27. May 27, 2014

    Matteo Renzi’s favourite deli man

    Not long before Matteo Renzi became Italy’s youngest prime minister in history at 39 years old, he declared that if he were...

  28. The World

    May 26, 2014

    Renzi is big euro winner but more woes for Hollande

    Now that most of the results have come in from the European parliament elections, let’s take a family photograph of...

  29. May 26, 2014

    Italy bucks the eurosceptic trend with Renzi triumph

    A landslide victory for Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats has bucked the anti-EU trend across much of Europe, giving...

  30. May 26, 2014

    European stocks climb to six-year highs

    Monday 17:30 BST European stocks hit six-year highs, led by big gains for Italian equities, while the euro edged higher as...

  31. The World

    May 26, 2014

    Europe's new Tower of Babel

    The European parliament is about to become noisier, more unruly, more confusing and more difficult to deal with as a result...

  32. May 15, 2014

    Second defeat for Italy’s government over corporate ethics clause

    Institutional shareholders in Finmeccanica have handed an embarrassing setback to Italy’s reformist prime minister Matteo...

  33. May 15, 2014

    Lacklustre Berlusconi campaign has risks for Renzi

    Banners were waving and the basement ballroom in a luxury Rome hotel was packed with supporters when Silvio Berlusconi...

  34. May 12, 2014

    Corruption claims appear normal for Italian business and politics

    Some things never change in Italy, the headlines say. More than 20 years after Milan’s “clean hands” magistrates toppled the...

  35. May 8, 2014

    Italian PM Renzi dealt embarrassing defeat by Eni shareholders

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s new reformist prime minister, has been dealt an embarrassing setback by foreign investors who voted in...

  36. May 8, 2014

    Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

    Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

  37. May 5, 2014

    Italy set to launch privatisation drive with Fincantieri listing

    Italian state-owned shipbuilder Fincantieri will apply to list in Milan as early as Tuesday, firing the starting gun for...

  38. April 29, 2014

    Berlusconi launches European election campaign

    Silvio Berlusconi, has taken a swipe at the judiciary for his tax fraud conviction as Italy’s former prime minister launched...

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