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    1. February 2, 2016

      Weak jobless figures heighten concerns about Italian recovery

      Weak jobs figures sparked off concern about Italy’s economic recovery, as data released on Tuesday dashed economists’...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Athens and Rome expose Europe’s greatest faultlines

      How should we think about systemic risk in Europe today? The EU has been moderately successful at crisis management....

    1. January 29, 2016

      Renzi-Merkel affair turns to partnership of convenience

      The high point in Angela Merkel’s relationship with Matteo Renzi may have come a year ago, when the youthful Italian...

    2. January 27, 2016

      Renzi’s short-term fix to the banking challenge in Italy

      Italy’s financial system produces too many bankers and not enough credit, Matteo Renzi has long argued. The deal the...

    3. January 18, 2016

      Matteo Renzi sharpens his rhetorical barbs at Brussels

      When Matteo Renzi visited Berlin last July he delivered a subtle warning to the assembled crowd at Humboldt university...

    4. January 10, 2016

      Bad luck for backers of Portugal’s ‘good bank’

      Investor claims of mistreatment at the hands of Portugal as it deals with Novo Banco, a supposed “good bank” created in...

    5. December 29, 2015

      Italy’s Five Star Movement wants to be taken seriously

      When the populist Five Star Movement burst into Italian politics in 2009 during the financial crisis, it was defined by...

    6. December 22, 2015

      Financial Times interview: Matteo Renzi

      On Monday morning, the Financial Times interviewed Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, in his office at Palazzo...

    7. December 21, 2015

      Eurozone austerity fanning populist flames, says Renzi

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, has warned that German-driven eurozone austerity policies are fanning...

    8. December 10, 2015

      Renzi’s muddled stance on Italian tax evasion

      The size of Italy’s shadow economy has long been one of the biggest obstacles to the country’s modernisation. The...

    9. December 9, 2015

      Le Pen aside, Europe’s populist parties are floundering

      It may seem tempting, after the far-right National Front’s success in France’s regional elections last weekend, to...

    10. December 1, 2015

      Italy citizenship law faces backlash in wake of Paris attacks

      Italy’s Senate will on Tuesday begin debating a new law that would make it easier for second generation immigrants to...

    11. 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...

    12. November 11, 2015

      Italy’s finance minister defends Rome against budget criticism

      Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy’s finance minister, defended his government against criticism that its 2016 budget is too...

    13. October 8, 2015

      Pietro Ingrao, Italian communist and parliamentary speaker, 1915-2015

      As the Soviet tanks rolled into Hungary in the autumn of 1956, Pietro Ingrao, the editor of Italy’s communist newspaper...

    14. October 7, 2015

      Rome needs radical surgery and the mayor wants to operate

      The scene was right out of a big-budget feature film about the mafia. Crowds of tearful mourners grieving the death of...

    15. August 12, 2015

      New World of Work: Italy’s Renzi seeks to create new middle

      Giovanna Zambelli burst into tears of joy when her boss told her she might be transferred from a short-term to a...

    16. August 9, 2015

      Former Italian minister probed over €200m Chinese energy projects

      A former Italian environment minister is under investigation over whether any illegality was involved in his handling...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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