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    1. December 18, 2014

      Italy’s Giorgio Napolitano says departure is ‘imminent’

      Giorgio Napolitano announced his “imminent departure” as Italy’s president on Thursday, bringing a new dose of political...

    2. December 10, 2014

      Italy’s Renzi vows to take tougher stand against corruption

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist prime minister, has pledged to take a tougher stand against corruption and make the guilty...

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    1. The World

      December 2, 2014

      Putin and Erdogan: not quite kindred spirits

      One of the most compelling of international relationships was on display in Ankara this week when Russian President Vladimir...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Italy’s new political star: Northern League leader Matteo Salvini

      A youthful Italian politician is making waves by promising to upend the status quo. It is not Matteo Renzi, the prime...

    3. 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...

    4. November 21, 2014

      Cheshire Cat smiles mask danger in UK politics

      Look carefully at the photos from Thursday’s by-election victory of the UK Independence party in Rochester, or those of last...

    5. 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...

    6. The World

      November 11, 2014

      Napolitano stands tall among Italy's selfish politicians

      For the past 15 years, there has been little good to say about Italy’s economic performance, and even less about the quality...

    7. October 17, 2014

      Putin’s nightcap with old pal Berlusconi dims focus on Ukraine

      The most hotly-anticipated event at a summit in Milan this week was a carefully-brokered meeting between Vladimir Putin and...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. September 12, 2014

      Italy’s Northern League looks to Scotland vote for separation push

      Italy’s anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League party is seizing on the Scottish vote for independence as an opportunity...

    11. July 18, 2014

      Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

      Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute and...

    12. 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...

    13. June 23, 2014

      Luca Cordero di Montezemolo backs Etihad to save Alitalia

      Seven years ago, when Alitalia was heading towards bankruptcy, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, then head of Italy’s main...

    14. June 13, 2014

      Berlusconi ally extradited to Italy from Lebanon

      Former senator Marcello Dell’Utri, one of Silvio Berlusconi’s closest business partners and political allies, was extradited...

    15. June 12, 2014

      Berlusconi’s party faces financial crisis

      Reeling from heavy defeat in European and local elections, Silvio Berlusconi’s opposition Forza Italia faces a serious...

    16. May 28, 2014

      Berlusconi’s empire faces a tricky future without him

      One of the bigger losers of last weekend’s European elections was Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, whose political party suffered...

    17. May 25, 2014

      Italian projections point to victory for premier’s centre-left Democrats

      Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats were already celebrating on Sunday night as projections on partial results pointed to a...

    18. 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...

    19. May 11, 2014

      How the euro was saved - FT series

      To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      May 9, 2014

      Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

      Giuseppe Cacace/AFP Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the Catholic hospice in Cesano Boscone,...

    21. May 9, 2014

      Berlusconi starts community service at Milan care home

      Silvio Berlusconi entered the green sliding doors of a care home for the elderly and dementia sufferers on Friday morning as...

    22. May 8, 2014

      Politicians and executives with links to Expo 2015 arrested

      A senior manager for Milan’s Expo 2015 trade fair has been arrested along with six businessmen and politicians following an...

    23. 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...

    24. Brussels Blog

      April 29, 2014

      Candidates spar in live EU TV debate

      With flashes of wit, much earnestness and a certain reluctance to go for the jugular of their opponents, four candidates for...

    25. April 18, 2014

      Obituary: Inquisitor who paved the path to a new Italy

      In the new age of Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youngest and least ideological prime minister, when headlines are dominated by tax...

    26. April 15, 2014

      Silvio Berlusconi faces community service for tax fraud

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, is to serve his one-year sentence for tax fraud by performing community...

    27. April 11, 2014

      Mystery around ex-senator Marcello Dell’Utri deepens

      Italian police are on the hunt for a former senator and business partner of Silvio Berlusconi, who has been declared a...

    28. April 10, 2014

      Silvio Berlusconi looks set to be spared prison cell

      The day his supporters called the “death of democracy” arrived on Thursday as a Milan court convened to consider how Silvio...

    29. April 8, 2014

      Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

      Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

    30. MBA blog

      February 27, 2014

      FT Business School Challenge 2014

      The atmosphere was tense as FT Management Editor Andrew Hill read out the first question of the inaugural FT Business School...

    31. February 23, 2014

      Giovanni Bazoli, chairman, Intesa Sanpaolo

      In the darkest hour of Italy’s modern banking system, the Catholic banker Roberto Calvi was found dead, hanging under...

    32. February 21, 2014

      Matteo Renzi installed as leader of Italy’s new government

      Matteo Renzi was sworn in as Italy’s youngest prime minister on Saturday. He will lead a coalition government, with women...

    33. February 19, 2014

      Italy: Matteo Renzi says coalition government nearly ready

      Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democrats, says he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend after...

    34. February 16, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government

      Efforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo...

    35. February 14, 2014

      Matteo Renzi, young man in a hurry to rescue Italy from crisis

      Brash, thrusting and a hugely confident communicator, the rise of Matteo Renzi, on his way to becoming Italy’s youngest ever...

    36. February 14, 2014

      Italy’s Matteo Renzi prepares for power

      Italy’s fourth government in just over two years is taking shape as Matteo Renzi prepares to become the recession-hit...

    37. February 13, 2014

      Renzi faces battle to reform Italy

      On his way to becoming Italy’s youngest ever prime minister at the age of 39, Matteo Renzi is set to take over a weak...

    38. February 12, 2014

      Weakened Italy awaits ‘demolition man’ Renzi

      Enrico Letta, the Italian prime minister fighting for his survival, landed in office by accident less than 10 months ago,...

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