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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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 quality...

    7. 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 is...

    8. 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 parliamentary...

    9. September 28, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces battle over labour reform

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reform-minded prime minister, was greeted with a stern warning on his arrival in Italy after a...

    10. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    11. August 25, 2014

      Italy loses enthusiasm for privatisations

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s media-savvy prime minister, sent out a Twitter message on Monday that he was back at his desk after...

    12. The A-List

      August 12, 2014

      The worrying data on Italy's recession

      The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

    13. August 8, 2014

      The end of Matteo Renzi’s Italian honeymoon

      That did not last long. Any lingering sense of an Italian honeymoon after Matteo Renzi’s stunning election victory in May...

    14. August 8, 2014

      Italy’s Senate backs first step of constitutional reform

      Italy’s Senate approved a pivotal constitutional reform on Friday, marking an important political victory for prime minister...

    15. August 7, 2014

      Alitalia agrees rescue deal with Etihad

      Alitalia has been thrown a financial lifeline by Etihad Airways, with a deal set to be signed as early as Friday, Italy’s...

    16. August 6, 2014

      Renzi under pressure as Italy falls back into recession

      Italy has slipped back into recession, bringing prime minister Matteo Renzi’s honeymoon to an end and testing his appetite...

    17. July 18, 2014

      Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

      Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute and...

    18. June 30, 2014

      Regulator says ‘crony capitalism’ undermines Italy’s economy

      Italy’s economy has been undermined by “crony capitalism” and parts of the country’s public spending is directed to...

    19. June 26, 2014

      Business association warns over Italy’s weak growth

      Italy’s main business association has warned that economic growth will fall well short of expectations this year, adding to...

    20. June 24, 2014

      Italy’s Matteo Renzi likens EU to ‘old boring aunt’

      The EU has to change course and stop behaving like an “old boring aunt”, Matteo Renzi, Italy’s centre-left prime minister,...

    21. June 13, 2014

      Corruption scandals undermine Italy’s investment drive

      Venice, ruled by a Council of Ten for 500 years, has a long history of secretive government by a cosy nexus of political and...

    22. May 12, 2014

      Corruption claims appear normal for Italian business and politics

      Some things never change in Italy, the headlines say. More than 20 years after Milan’s “clean hands” magistrates toppled the...

    23. May 9, 2014

      Berlusconi starts community service at Milan care home

      Silvio Berlusconi entered the green sliding doors of a care home for the elderly and dementia sufferers on Friday morning as...

    24. May 8, 2014

      Italy’s Northern League changes tack for European elections

      A field outside Verona, the picturesque northern Italian city famous for its star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, has...

    25. May 8, 2014

      Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

      Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

    26. April 29, 2014

      Berlusconi launches European election campaign

      Silvio Berlusconi, has taken a swipe at the judiciary for his tax fraud conviction as Italy’s former prime minister launched...

    27. April 22, 2014

      Italy’s right calls for end to navy’s rescue of African migrants

      Rightwing parties in Italy have called for the suspension of the EU-backed mission to rescue migrants who make the dangerous...

    28. April 15, 2014

      Silvio Berlusconi faces community service for tax fraud

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, is to serve his one-year sentence for tax fraud by performing community...

    29. April 10, 2014

      Shake-up at state-owned companies to test Renzi credentials

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi faces the first major test of whether he can extend his reform agenda into the country’s...

    30. April 6, 2014

      Matteo Renzi chooses long haul for Italy’s labour reforms

      With Italy losing jobs at the rate of about 1,000 a day over the past year, radically reforming its inefficient labour...

    31. April 6, 2014

      Italian top jobs sweepstake is test of Renzi’s promise of change

      Corporate Italy is more cheerful than it has been for several years. In a poll of the chief executives and chairmen gathered...

    32. April 1, 2014

      Centre-left leaders on the rise but times are tougher for Blair and Schröder’s heirs

      It is as if the spirits of Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder, the former British and German leaders, are beckoning to their...

    33. March 27, 2014

      Italy’s prime minister takes the knife to public spending

      Not exactly the sale of the century, but the first of 151 official cars used by Italian ministries, including top-line...

    34. March 17, 2014

      Matteo Renzi: A young man in a hurry

      First there was Silvio Berlusconi, who insisted at the peak of the eurozone debt crisis in 2011 that Italy’s economy was...

    35. March 12, 2014

      Italy’s Matteo Renzi pledges tax cuts and labour reforms

      Matteo Renzi has pledged an ambitious programme of tax cuts and labour market reforms in his coalition government’s first...

    36. March 6, 2014

      Italy’s Five Star party in disarray

      Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement has expelled five more dissident senators, widening a rift within the party...

    37. March 4, 2014

      Antonio Gentile quits Italy’s new government

      A senior official has resigned from Italy’s new government over his alleged role in censoring a local newspaper, handing a...

    38. February 27, 2014

      Matteo Renzi’s ‘radical’ plans face old Italian obstacles

      “Working on the most important government dossiers,” said a pre-dawn tweet from Matteo Renzi to his 901,000 followers on...

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