Italian prime minister Mario Draghi at a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday  marking the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day in Rome. Photograph: Filippo Attili/EPA

Italy will begin easing its coronavirus lockdown on Monday in what is considered to be Mario Draghi’s first significant gamble since taking office as (...)

 Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi has set out to reboot the country’s vaccination programme which is run, with varying degrees of success, by regional governments. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA/ANSA

It did not take Mario Draghi long to make a mark in Europe as Italian prime minister. At his first EU summit as premier at the end of last month, the(...)

Mario Draghi has said he will make the coronavirus vaccine programme a priority. File photograph: Getty

Former head of the European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi took charge of Italy’s new government on Friday and unveiled a cabinet that mixed un(...)

Mario Draghi. Photograph: Angelo Carcon/EPA

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement said on Monday it would consult members on whether it should back a government led by former European Ce(...)

Former head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi looks on at the Quirinal palace after a meeting with the Italian president in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/ AFP via Getty Images

It is both its strength and fundamental weakness that the technocratic government which Mario Draghi is attempting to form in Italy will be “above” po(...)

 Giuseppe Conte: Few observers expected him to last in a country famed for its unstable coalitions.  Photograph:  Italian prime minister’s press office/AFP via Getty Images

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned in an escalation of the political instability that has enveloped the country as it battles both the(...)

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte: will have to depend on the continuing support of the leaders of the two largest parties in his current coalition. Photograph:  Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte will resign on Tuesday in an escalation of the political instability that has enveloped the country as it battle(...)

 Italian prime minister  Giuseppe Conte in the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Italy’s prime minister has narrowly survived a crunch vote of confidence in his fragile coalition government as the country grapples with twin health (...)

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte needs to win the support of a majority of Italian senators ahead of a confidence vote in the upper house on Tuesday. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte will face a crunch parliamentary vote on his future next week as he scrambles to find enough lawmakers to prop u(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

The leaders of the two largest parties in Italy’s government have thrown their support behind prime minister Giuseppe Conte after the resignation of t(...)

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