New Italian premier named

2013-04-24 20:19

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked centre-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signalling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections.

Berlusconi hospitalised for eye problem

2013-03-08 17:39

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised due to an eye condition doctors say will force him to stay home for a week and miss the next hearing of his sex trial.

Italy's Monti slam Berlusconi's judgment

2013-01-03 21:04

Premier Mario Monti has criticised his predecessor Silvio Berlusconi for demonstrating "a certain volatility in judgment".

Berlusconi ex-wife to get €36m a year

2012-12-28 16:15

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has got a divorce from his second wife Veronica Lario and will have to pay €36m a year in alimony, say reports.

Monti unveils 'change Italy' agenda

2012-12-24 01:04

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has unveiled an agenda to "change Italy, reform Europe" and says the country pulled itself out of a debt crisis without seeking aid.

Italy PM Monti resigns

2012-12-21 22:27

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has tendered his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, paving the way for national elections in February.

Monti uncertain about election race

2012-12-10 22:20

Italy's outgoing Premier Mario Monti has said he has not yet decided whether to run in the country's next election, possibly to be held in February.

Monti fears Europe could tear apart

2012-08-05 13:37

Italian PM Mario Monti has voiced fears that tensions sparked by the eurozone crisis has turned countries against each other and must not be allowed to rip Europe apart.

Monti: Italy will not need bailout

2012-06-13 08:57

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has denied speculation that Europe's third-largest economy could be the next to apply for European Union assistance.

Italy: Monti visits Quake zone

2012-05-22 14:03

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has visited quake-struck towns in northeast Italy, where around 5 000 people have spent a second anxious night camped out in temporary shelters.


Journos taken hostage in Syria freed

2013-04-13 17:00

Four Italian journalists who were being held hostage in Syria have been freed, Prime Minister Mario Monti says.

Berlusconi in pact with rightwing League

2013-01-07 16:00

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has had reached an agreement with the Northern League to run together in elections in February.

Monti slams Berlusconi on family values

2013-01-02 14:43

Italy's outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has criticised election rival Silvio Berlusconi over family values in an interview in which he also defended his record on reforms.

Monti set to block Berlusconi comeback

2012-12-24 22:07

Mario Monti's offer to stay on as prime minister is motivated by a wish to prevent the scandal-tainted Silvio Berlusconi from returning to power and undoing key reforms, analysts say.

Monti won't run for Italian premier

2012-12-23 20:22

Monti says he won't run but will accept an offer to head the Italian government after a vote.

Berlusconi, Monti set fiery campaign tone

2012-12-11 17:39

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi has set the tone for his election campaign saying nobody should care about bond spreads, and accusing Mario Monti of being "German-centric".

Stocks tumble as Italy's PM resigns

2012-12-10 13:56

European stocks sank, with Milan shares plunging after Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his intention to resign.

Europe summit: Merkel vs everyone else

2012-06-28 10:04

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is the woman to watch — or fear, or confront — in Europe.

Italy in retirement limbo figures fiasco

2012-06-12 22:53

The Italian government has been caught up in a storm over figures that suggest it had underestimated the number of people caught in a welfare "limbo" between work and retirement.

G8 want Greece to stay in eurozone

2012-05-19 22:47

G8 leaders have stressed their desire to see Greece stay in the eurozone at a crunch Camp David summit, as they smooth deep-seated divisions about how best to tackle the eurozone crisis.

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