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  1. Brussels Blog

    February 17, 2014

    How unexpected was Barroso's Scotland declaration?

    Barroso, right, meets with UK prime minister David Cameron at Downing Street last year. José Manuel Barroso, the president...

  2. The World

    September 20, 2013

    Putin's party manner offers (tiny) glimmer of hope

    After a testing two years for Vladimir Putin that saw the first serious protests against his rule, Russia’s president was...

  1. September 19, 2013

    Putin urges Russians to return to values of religion

    Vladimir Putin called on Russians to strengthen a new national identity based on conservative and traditional values such as...

  2. July 17, 2013

    Milan court finds Provera guilty in Telecom Italia case

    Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli, has been found guilty by a Milan court of receiving stolen information in a...

  3. beyondbrics

    June 22, 2013

    The Weekender, June 22

    The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, our favourite long reads, and the...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. April 19, 2013

    Italy’s centre-left fails in presidential vote

    Hopes that Italy would take an important step towards breaking nearly two months of political deadlock were dashed on Friday...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. February 20, 2013

    Investors rattled by Berlusconi poll showing

    Silvio Berlusconi seemed destined for an electoral thrashing seven years ago. Opinion polls showed that Romano Prodi, his...

  10. January 10, 2012

    Ethics scandal forces out Monti technocrat

    Italy’s new government has been forced to deal quickly with its first ethics scandal with the resignation of a junior...

  11. November 23, 2011

    Why Europe’s leaders welcome Monti

    Almost two and a half years ago, with Europe deep in economic recession, elections were held to the European parliament....

  12. June 20, 2011

    Cameron due to meet EU’s Barroso

    David Cameron is preparing for tricky negotiations with Europe as he meets José Manuel Barroso, head of the European...

  13. April 29, 2011

    Man in the News: Mario Draghi

    It works well for food and fashion, but when it comes to exporting a central banker, the “Made in Italy” brand can suddenly...

  14. March 3, 2011

    Misunderstanding the euro crisis

    When France and Germany laid out a “pact for competitiveness” – visibly designed as a quid pro quo for German assent to more...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Guy Verhofstadt, Jacques Delors and Romano Prodi: Europe must plan...

  16. March 2, 2011

    Europe must plan a reform, not a pact

    The next two weeks will reveal whether European Union leaders have the stomach to address Europe’s underlying economic...

  17. March 2, 2011

    EU pact proposals will ‘not end this crisis’

    Germany and France are pushing for the wrong solution to the eurozone economic crisis by demanding a “pact for...

  18. December 19, 2010

    Architect of the single currency dies

    Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, who has died in Rome aged 70, was a former Italian finance minister and founding member of the...

  19. December 14, 2010

    Timeline: PM’s electoral record

    March 1994 Shortly after founding Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi is elected prime minister, but his coalition government...

  20. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2010

    Eurozone debt moves fuel fears

    Eurozone countries must refinance more debt next year than at any time since the euro’s launch in 1999. amid warnings that...

  21. December 12, 2010

    A Europe under fire can still make its voice heard

    The financial crisis is bearing down hard on Europe. Newspaper headlines bemoan the European Union’s lack of unity,...

  22. November 18, 2010

    Berlusconi and Mediaset

    Investors and analysts sometimes talk about a “Berlusconi discount” embedded in the share price of Mediaset, the Italian...

  23. The World

    September 7, 2010

    Barroso's White House envy

    It has long been apparent that presidents of the European Commission secretly aspire to being treated like presidents of the...

  24. August 3, 2010

    Greek PM appoints Italian adviser

    Greece’s prime minister announced on Tuesday the appointment of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, an Italian former finance minister...

  25. Brussels Blog

    June 8, 2010

    Reforms to EU's stability pact fall short of what's required

    The European Union’s fiscal rulebook, known as the stability and growth pact, has fallen into such discredit since the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Romano Prodi: A big step toward fiscal federalism in Europe When the...

  27. May 20, 2010

    A big step towards fiscal federalism in Europe

    When the euro was born everyone knew that sooner or later a crisis would occur. It was inevitable that, for a such a bold...

  28. March 13, 2010

    Tensions grow over Beijing's currency policy

    China and the US traded barbs yesterday over the economy and human rights, raising the temperature ahead of a possible...

  29. March 12, 2010

    Tensions escalate over China’s currency

    China and the US traded barbs on Friday over the economy and human rights, raising the temperature ahead of a possible...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2010

    Greece is just Prodi-ing along

    Rarely has there been a bull as – err, bullish – as former European Commission president Romano Prodi, notes FT Alphaville....

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2010

    Prodi-ing Greece along: 'it's all wonderful'

    We know that fears stemming from Greece’s debt crisis are receding somewhat amid talk of concrete EU support for Athens and...

  32. February 2, 2010

    Pirelli and Telecom Italia pay damages in phone spying case

    Telecom Italia and Pirelli have reached an out-of-court settlement to pay €7.5m ($10.4m) in damages between them to close a...

  33. February 1, 2010

    Telecom Italia and Pirelli pay damages

    Telecom Italia and Pirelli have reached an out-of-court settlement to pay €7.5m ($10.4m) in damages between them to close a...

  34. September 25, 2009

    The rich raise the cry of ‘No surrender’

    T he more you have to lose, the harder it is to admit you’ve lost. History books are full of great leaders who – considering...

  35. Westminster Blog

    July 9, 2009

    New Labour and Rupert Murdoch

    While most Labour MPs are taking delight from the hacking story – because it puts David Cameron in a difficult position –...

  36. June 11, 2009

    Barroso Mark II

    The role of president of the European Commission, a curious mixture of chief executive and top civil servant, is one of the...

  37. April 28, 2009

    Who’s who: Movers and shakers in city and region

    Salvador Alemany As chief executive of Abertis, the infrastructure group partly controlled by La Caixa, Salvador Alemany,...

  38. October 27, 2008

    Power struggles

    The general amazement at the power failures that plunged New York and much of the US’s north-eastern seaboard into darkness...

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