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    1. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

    2. June 28, 2015

      Ignazio Marino: Rome’s mayor faces pressure to resign

      When Ignazio Marino, a liver transplant surgeon who spent half of his life in the US, became mayor of Rome in 2013, he was...

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    1. June 25, 2015

      Italian banks: performance enhancers

      Time for another Italian job. Reformist prime minister Matteo Renzi’s agenda is again zooming in on Italy’s banks. The EU’s...

    2. Nick Butler

      June 18, 2015

      A papal message that misses the point

      The shocking thing about the papal encyclical Laudate Si is not that it was leaked in advance or even that it embraces the...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Migrant crisis collides with Cameron’s reform effort

      Italy’s prime minister has promised to support David Cameron’s attempt to reform the EU, but Rome is insisting that Britain...

    4. June 15, 2015

      A question of identity for EU’s migrants

      Most of the 200 or so migrants huddled inside the reception centre in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo nap on bunk beds or on...

    5. June 14, 2015

      Colombia to persist with peace talks despite attacks

      Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said this weekend he would persist with the most advanced peace negotiations in five...

    6. June 7, 2015

      Bacon auction proves increased demand for post-war British art

      He was an artist once left trailing in the saleroom stakes by glitzy American painters such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein...

    7. June 5, 2015

      Rooted in the past: the plants that flourish in ruins

      Picture the interior of the Roman Colosseum today: a high and mighty ring of stone glaring bare in the sun. Underfoot, hard...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Heirs to a dynasty recount a passion for Rome and gems

      “There is great pride in the past and [in] what has been done by past generations,” says Nicola Bulgari, the vice-chairman...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 2, 2015

      Italian Republic Day

      Italian carabinieri march on Via dei Fori Imperiali in central Rome on Tuesday, during the military parade as part of...

    10. 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 in...

    11. May 28, 2015

      Italy: Back on its feet

      Italy’s economy has finally emerged from a bruising triple-dip recession, but any notion of recovery is met with disbelief...

    12. May 26, 2015

      Vatican cardinal calls Irish gay vote ‘defeat for humanity’

      The Irish vote to allow gay marriage marked a “defeat for humanity”, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of...

    13. May 26, 2015

      Campania poll shows limits of Italian PM Matteo Renzi’s influence

      Vincenzo De Luca has big plans if he is elected president of Campania, the impoverished region of southern Italy, on May 31....

    14. May 24, 2015

      Catholic Church under scrutiny

      Pope Francis’s clean up of the Catholic Church’s finances is extending far beyond the walls of Vatican City. In a first for...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Why Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri quit the US for Italy

      At Bar Glorioso, Jhumpa Lahiri stirs her daily espresso next to Roman workmen sipping beer, and converses in shy, fluent...

    16. beyondbrics

      May 18, 2015

      Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual?

      Much has been said over the last six months about the collapse of the Russian economy as a result of sanctions and the...

    17. May 12, 2015

      Renzi faces pensions hit to public finances

      Italy’s government is grappling with an unexpected hit to its public finances after the country’s high court ruled that...

    18. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Paris, Berlin & Rome: Dijsselbloem re-election tour?

      Normally, it wouldn’t seem unusual for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, to be making the rounds to the...

    19. FT Data

      April 30, 2015

      Does your city serve the youth of today?

      New York, Rome, Berlin and Mexico City. Which is the odd one out? It is Rome. It missed out on being in the top 10 cities...

    20. April 29, 2015

      European disintegration threatens business on the internet

      The project of European integration that began in 1957 with the signing of the Treaty of Rome, like the world wide web that...

    21. April 24, 2015

      Elio Toaff, spiritual leader, 1915-2015

      Elio Toaff, who has died aged 99, doggedly pursued the cause of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews as chief rabbi of...

    22. April 6, 2015

      UK’s risky obsession with US decline

      Rome fell. Babylon fell. Hindhead’s turn will come.” George Bernard Shaw’s bon mot in Misalliance was a reminder to British...

    23. April 6, 2015

      Hassler Roma hotel bar, Rome

      Where Piazza Trinità dei Monti WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Espresso €6.50 Open 11am - 1am Privacy points 5/5 Forget the noisy...

    24. March 29, 2015

      EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy’s foreign minister warns

      Europe risks perilously overlooking threats from its southern flank as the Ukraine crisis dominates attention and reawakens...

    25. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

    26. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    27. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    29. March 17, 2015

      Enel pledges to tackle climate change

      Enel has pledged to phase out new investments in coal and lead the charge among global energy companies for a global climate...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2015

      Roman baggage

      A man stands between two trolleys loaded with bags containing his clothes and personal belongings outside the entrance of...

    31. March 13, 2015

      The German chef who became an ambassador for Italian cuisine

      Chef Heinz Beck clears his throat and curls his lip: he smells fried fish, and it’s not coming from his kitchen. The...

    32. February 20, 2015

      Our world will end with the slow death of civilised behaviour

      Sir, The team from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation mistakenly focus on sudden...

    33. February 19, 2015

      Dutch football fans rampage through Rome

      Hundreds of fans of Feyenoord, the Dutch football club, clashed with armed Italian riot police in one of Rome’s most...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Sterling strength underpinned by BoE policy

      Brits fancying a trip to Paris, Rome or Madrid are quids in. At one point on Wednesday, it took less than 74 pence to buy...

    35. February 8, 2015

      Accelerating car sales raise hopes for Italy’s fragile upturn

      At a Volkswagen dealer in eastern Rome, Bruno Buonavoglia senses that something is changing. Valentino Automobili, the...

    36. February 5, 2015

      Finmeccanica CEO seeks to shrink company to revive its fortunes

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s aerospace, defence and transport conglomerate, will see annual sales shrink by close to 20 per cent...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Marching for President Mattarella

      Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano (Unknown Soldier) monument prior to the arrival of Italy’s new...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Welcoming Sergio Mattarella

      Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale...

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