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    1. December 23, 2014

      Food the new frontier for Italian luxury

      Christmas panettone crowd the copper counters of Pasticceria Marchesi, the 200-year-old Milanese coffee and cake house...

    2. December 23, 2014

      TripAdvisor fined in Italy over false reviews

      Italy’s antitrust authority has slapped a €500,000 fine on TripAdvisor for failing to do enough to prevent false reviews....

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    1. December 21, 2014

      Renzi’s reform dream comes up against a corruption nightmare

      Matteo Renzi was hoping to end the year on a high note. The contentious labour market reforms that had preoccupied the...

    2. December 21, 2014

      Rising price of olive oil is a pressing matter

      Never mind the shale revolution, or Opec’s deliberations. Some oil producers are enjoying the highest prices in six years. A...

    3. 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...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Cameron backs ‘broad’ transatlantic deal

      David Cameron, British prime minister, has shot down suggestions that Europe should scale back its landmark trade deal with...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Tango at the Vatican

      Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more...

    6. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2014

      The EU's expensive, empty airports

      An airport that loses €275 per passenger. A €16.5m runway that has never been used by the aircraft for which it was built....

    7. December 15, 2014

      Renzi goes for gold with Rome’s Olympic bid

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s young and reformist prime minister, on Monday revealed a brazenly bold goal: to bring the Olympic...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2014

      Italy at night - from space

      This image released by Nasa on Monday shows the easily recognised ‘boot of Italy‘, with Sicily at its toe. On a clear night...

    9. December 12, 2014

      The coming Grexit tragedy is really a European farce

      Europe, as in the sovereign and systemic risk playground, is becoming interesting again for US speculators. Thanks to...

    10. December 12, 2014

      The struggle for reform in France and Italy

      The sense of spectacle with which French deliberations on economic reform are traditionally conducted was on display again...

    11. December 12, 2014

      What went wrong for Gucci’s power couple?

      For a decade at Gucci, Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini had presided over one of the world’s best-known luxury brands in...

    12. December 12, 2014

      Italy hit by general strike against labour reforms

      Italy suffered widespread disruption to public services and transport on Friday as unions staged an eight-hour general...

    13. December 11, 2014

      Telecom Italia: stewing nicely

      The slow food movement started in 1986 as a protest against fast-food chains opening in Italy. Perhaps the time has now come...

    14. December 11, 2014

      Eurozone spreads widen on ‘Grexit’ fears

      The eurozone “convergence” trade has worked well for most of 2014. But is it time to bet on a reversal next year?...

    15. 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...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      Which euro area countries have been driving household spending growth?

      Handy chart from CreditSights illustrating the changing fortunes of euro area households over the past couple of years:...

    17. December 7, 2014

      Car-loving Milanese asked to get out of their vehicles

      Italy is known for its people’s love of food, football and fast cars. But the city of Milan is asking residents to forgo one...

    18. December 5, 2014

      Air traffic changes spark UK spat with Spain on Gibraltar

      The UK’s foreign secretary has accused Spain of using the EU to attack Gibraltar’s sovereignty in the latest dispute between...

    19. December 5, 2014

      Snapshot: ‘Picturing Mary’ at the US National Museum of Women in the Arts

      ‘Picturing Mary’, National Museum of Women in the Arts Praised by Michelangelo for her painting when she was just a...

    20. December 5, 2014

      HK protests take shine off Prada numbers

      Italian fashion group Prada reported worse than expected third-quarter profits after being hit by the impact of the Hong...

    21. December 5, 2014

      Italy’s Renzi pivots to Africa for alternatives to Russian gas

      A day after Vladimir Putin made his surprise move to scrap a grandiose pipeline that was to carry fresh supplies of Russian...

    22. December 4, 2014

      ILO warns on stagnant global wages

      Wages have flatlined in the developed world as workers fail to benefit from the uneven global economic recovery. Average...

    23. December 3, 2014

      Eritreans arrested for people smuggling

      Italian police have arrested 10 Eritreans for smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean Sea in nearly two dozen voyages...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      December 3, 2014

      Fighting reform in Rome

      Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the...

    25. December 3, 2014

      Matteo Renzi taps Andrea Guerra as senior adviser

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, has tapped Andrea Guerra, the former chief executive of Luxottica, as a senior...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Trust can seem risky but its absence is perilous

      Without trust, business is a dangerous undertaking. For some years I have been a substantial but passive investor in a...

    27. 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...

    28. The World

      December 2, 2014

      Economic chill set to make Finland the sick man of Europe

      Which of the eurozone’s 18 member states will be the weakest performing economy in 2015? Italy, which has recorded no...

    29. December 1, 2014

      Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens

      Germany, France and Italy have launched a campaign to tighten EU tax rules that appears aimed at practices in Luxembourg and...

    30. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    31. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    32. November 28, 2014

      France faces possible sanctions from Brussels on budget

      France moved perilously close to becoming the first eurozone country to be fined under the EU’s latest budget rules after...

    33. Brussels Blog

      November 27, 2014

      Juncker interview: the annotated transcript

      On the eve of two of the most momentous events of his young tenure as European Commission president – Thursday’s failed vote...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker regrets failing to reform Luxembourg tax laws

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president under fire over Luxembourg’s tax regime when he was premier, wishes...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    36. November 25, 2014

      How Juncker plans to unleash investment in Europe

      It has become the central question facing the EU since the acute phase of the eurozone crisis ended more than two years ago:...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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