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Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi during a debate at the senate in Rome on Wednesday  before he submitted his government to a vote of confidence. Photograph: Yara Nardi/AFP via Getty

The appointment of Mario Draghi as Italy’s new prime minister has lifted hopes in Brussels and in European capitals that the billions of euro going to(...)

 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 (...)

  Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte (right) with justice minister Alfonso Bonafede in the lower house of the Parliament in Rome on Monday. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Italy deserves a “cohesive government”, its prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has said as he began the fight for his coalition’s survival. Mr Conte tol(...)

People spill beer on the ground during a protest against  government restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP

The governments of Italy and Spain, the European countries hardest hit by the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, announced sweeping measures on S(...)

Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio will be foreign minister in the new Italian government. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s president has given the green light to a new coalition government that is expected to be less confrontational towards the EU, pushing the anti(...)

Italian president Sergio Mattarella with prime minister Giuseppe Conte  during their meeting at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on Thursday. Photograph: Paolo Giandotti/EPA

Italy’s president asked Giuseppe Conte to head a coalition of the Five Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could th(...)

Nicola Zingaretti, leader of the Democratic Party,  arrives for a news conference following a meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s Five Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) said on Wednesday they would try to form a coalition, setting aside years of hosti(...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte,   flanked by peputy prime ministers Matteo Salvini (left) and Luigi Di Maio,  addresses the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Italy’s prime minister accused his interior minister, right-wing politician Matteo Salvini, on Tuesday of trying to drag down the ruling coalition fo(...)

Italian deputy prime  minister Matteo Salvini addresses a news conference in Rome earlier this week. File photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid sp(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

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