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      May 16, 2016

      Corriere della Sera owner at centre of takeover battle

      A takeover battle has broken out for Italy’s RCS Mediagroup, owner national newspaper of record Corriere della Sera. A...

    2. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Berlusconi in talks to sell AC Milan stake to Chinese investors

      Fininvest, the holding company behind Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire, said in a statement it had entered exclusive...

    1. April 10, 2016

      Vivendi-Mediaset tie-up to fuel European deals

      Vincent Bolloré’s deal to take a stake in the TV group of Italian media mogul and former prime minister Silvio...

    2. April 8, 2016

      Vivendi buys stake in Mediaset and takes control of pay-TV unit

      Vivendi is to take a 3.5 per cent stake in Italy’s Mediaset and full control of the Italian broadcaster’s...

    3. March 22, 2016

      Italians kept guessing over Vincent Bolloré’s motives

      For the best part of a year, French industrialist Vincent Bolloré and his Vivendi group have been focused on Telecom...

    4. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Berlusconi confirms talks with Vivendi

      Further twists in the tale amid a shake-up in Italian telecoms and media. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime...

    5. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Generali to pick French exec Donnet as CEO

      Generali, Italy’s largest insurer, will name Philippe Donnet chief executive, replacing Mario Greco who left in January...

    6. March 7, 2016

      Who is Donald Trump most like?

      It is increasingly likely that Donald Trump will become the Republican party’s presidential candidate, yet he is a...

    7. March 1, 2016

      Donald Trump embodies how great republics meet their end

      What is one to make of the rise of Donald Trump? It is natural to think of comparisons with populist demagogues past...

    8. January 27, 2016

      Donald Trump has a problem with strong women

      Hillary Clinton should be celebrating. Donald Trump’s decision to boycott the Fox News debate was ostensibly about...

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      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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

    11. December 17, 2015

      Licio Gelli, fascist and masonic chief

      When officers from Italy’s tax police raided a Tuscan business on the outskirts of Arezzo on March 17, 1981, they made...

    12. December 6, 2015

      Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media: the cable assignment

      Tom Mockridge is so habitually late that, when he left his job running Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the staff...

    13. December 4, 2015

      Corruption, economic crisis and impeachment

      Brazil is no stranger to volatility and upset. Even so, the events of the past two weeks — from the imprisonment of a...

    14. 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...

    15. October 2, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin: the odd couple

      During a tour of a winery in Crimea last month, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were offered a taste of a rare...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Meet the hottest restaurant of 2081. - More on the political economy of permahawkery. - Chanos...

    17. September 14, 2015

      Critics brand Renzi’s latest tax cut a political ploy

      Giovanni Severini, a 58-year real estate agent in the wealthy, lakeside Italian city of Como, should be cheering the...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi found guilty in political bribery case

      Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of bribing a senator and sentenced to three years in...

    19. June 2, 2015

      A cinematic take on a changing, ageing Italy

      Walter Veltroni, the writer and former mayor of Rome who officiated at the nuptials George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin...

    20. May 19, 2015

      Police raid Italian TV groups in football rights inquiry

      The offices of Italian broadcaster Mediaset and satellite television group Sky Italia have been raided by police...

    21. May 11, 2015

      When opera takes on the big issues

      Big-busted celebrities. The Twin Towers. Nuclear physics. Opera in recent decades hasn’t been afraid to grapple with...

    22. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

      The slow, teasing dance by Mediaset — the Italian media conglomerate owned by Silvio Berlusconi — may soon reach a...

    23. May 1, 2015

      Italy pins hopes for economic revival on Milan Expo

      After a run-up marred by corruption scandals, delays and fights over costs, the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan opened to...

    24. April 30, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi nears sale of majority stake in AC Milan

      Silvio Berlusconi, the media mogul and Italy’s former prime minister, is in the final stages of agreeing the sale of 51...

    25. April 10, 2015

      Friars join Berlusconi to attack Italy’s Forest Police shake-up

      The friars at the Sacred Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi, who pursue lives of “poverty, chastity and obedience” in...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Berlusconi acquittal backed by Italy’s highest court

      Italy’s highest court handed Silvio Berlusconi a big legal victory, confirming his acquittal on charges of sex with an...

    27. March 10, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi faithful hope for political revival

      Silvio Berlusconi was uncharacteristically restrained as he served his last day of a year-long sentence of community...

    28. February 1, 2015

      Presidential coup returns Florentine swagger to Matteo Renzi

      Operation “Mattarella” could not have gone any better for Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youthful, reform-minded, centre-left...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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