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    1. July 30, 2015

      Renzi needs to sharpen his rapier of reform

      A year ago, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi gave an interview to the Financial Times — his first with a foreign...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Beppe Grillo

      The terrace of a private golf club on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast feels like an unlikely spot to meet one of Europe’s...

    1. July 12, 2015

      Matteo Renzi attempts to reform Italy justice system

      It is mid-afternoon on a blazing hot summer day in Rome’s civil courthouse — a few blocks from the Vatican — and...

    2. 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...

    3. July 3, 2015

      Renzi threatened by political contagion from Greece

      Beppe Grillo, the comedian and leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, was so gleeful at Alexis Tsipras’s...

    4. 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...

    5. June 28, 2015

      Masi Agricola to become latest small Italian group to list

      Masi Agricola, a seventh-generation family company that produces wines from vineyards owned by the descendants of poet...

    6. June 17, 2015

      David Cameron battles to keep reform on EU agenda

      David Cameron will on Wednesday lobby Italian premier Matteo Renzi to back his plans for EU reform. But their meeting...

    7. June 12, 2015

      Italian governor demands removal of migrants from tourist spots

      The governor of the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy has called for the removal of migrants from lodging near...

    8. June 10, 2015

      Renzi plays good cop to humour Putin and Italian business

      On Monday, Matteo Renzi stood beside fellow Group of Seven leaders as they threatened to heap further sanctions on...

    9. 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...

    10. June 1, 2015

      Renzi has to show that he really does stand for change

      For a man who likes to give the impression of incessant activity, to be told “pull your finger out” might seem...

    11. June 1, 2015

      Matteo Renzi suffers setback in Italy’s regional elections

      When Matteo Renzi rose to power as Italy’s prime minister in February 2014, it felt like a budding revolution. The...

    12. 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...

    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...

    14. May 3, 2015

      Renzi prepares for final push on Italy’s electoral reform law

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, is close to clinching lawmakers’ approval for a transformation of the...

    15. 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...

    16. April 15, 2015

      The shame of Europe over migrant boat people

      The steadily increasing flow of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean represents...

    17. 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...

    18. April 1, 2015

      Italian deals point to reformist zeal

      At first glance, recent high-profile corporate events in Italy — tyremaker Pirelli’s €7bn sale to ChemChina, oil group...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. February 27, 2015

      Antonello Fava, Italian coastguard

      Lieutenant Antonello Fava, one of the 11,000 Italian coastguards who every day patrol an area of ocean twice as big as...

    22. 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...

    23. January 26, 2015

      Renzi faces political test over choice of next Italian president

      Italy’s presidential contenders Matteo Renzi is facing the biggest test of his political power and acumen since taking...

    24. January 20, 2015

      Italian cabinet approves bank reform bill

      Italy’s midsized popolari banks would be transformed into joint stock companies over the next 18 months under a bill...

    25. January 13, 2015

      Italy’s president Napolitano prepares to step down

      Giorgio Napolitano is set to resign as Italy’s president, setting the stage for a high-stakes round of negotiations...

    26. January 5, 2015

      The west has lost intellectual self-confidence

      For the first half of my life, international politics was defined by the cold war. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended...

    27. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland,...

    28. 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...

    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 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. November 12, 2014

      Italy’s Post-it premier hopes reforms stick

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youthful and reform-minded prime minister, has been dubbed il rottamatore or “the scrapper”, for...

    37. 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...

    38. November 6, 2014

      Italy has ‘atomic bomb’ to revive economy, says Renzi aide

      Yoram Gutgeld pulls out a white sheet of paper and starts scribbling, true to his roots as a management consultant. It...

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