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Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s populist government failed to thrash out a new deficit target for the European Union in late night talks but cracks are starting to show in it(...)

The proposal is expected to reach a vote in the city’s council in October, although it faces opposition from some councillors as well as residents’ activist groups. Photograph: iStock

Authorities in Venice have proposed banning people from sitting and lying on the ground as the city pursues its quest to clamp down on what some offi(...)

The Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters, in Rome. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Italy’s sovereign debt may swell by as much as €9.4 billion if the government goes ahead with plans to nationalise the toll roads run by Atlantia’s un(...)

The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

An Italian policeman looks at an electoral poster at a polling station in Rome. Why are Italian voters so disenchanted? The obvious answers are that economic performance has been so dismal, while established Italian policymakers appear so ineffective

The election results in Italy are a lesson to Europe. Italians were once among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European project. This is true (...)

The NTMA plans to sell bonds on Thursday that are due to be repaid in 2022 and 2028, it said in a statement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s debt agency said on Monday that it planned to sell €1 billion of bonds this week, as European markets digest the results of Italian electi(...)

The sale of Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier, has been delayed until next April, adding to uncertainty in the European airline industry

The sale of Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier, has been delayed until next April, adding to uncertainty in the European airline industry following a stri(...)

Marine Le Pen, France’s presidential candidate: seems to favour euro exit, but wants to delay the decision for a while, and put the whole thing to a referendum.

Imagine a new year’s resolution list that reads as follows: first, give up chocolate; second, get divorced. You would rightly say this is absurd. If y(...)

The  coffin of Martin McGuinness is carried through  Derry at his funeral on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The untimely death of Martin McGuinness, at the beginning of a period when he had hoped to enjoy his retirement, is being mourned deeply in Sinn Féin (...)

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