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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(...)

Disasters such as the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa are usually followed by a period of shock and mourning. Photograph: Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images

The horrifying collapse of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, resulting in 39 deaths, has presented Italy’s populist government with its first major test an(...)

Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on Friday,  three days after a section collapsed. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s government on Friday formally launched the procedure to revoke concessions held by Autostrade per l’Italia to operate toll highways after the (...)

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa. Photograph: Reuters

Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, m(...)

Italy’s interior minister and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini: those who knew him believed he was a true ideologue. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

In the early years, when he was still a secessionist who believed northern Italy should break off and become an independent state called Padania, Matt(...)

German NGO mission “Lifeline” with migrants rescued in international waters: Malta and Italy have  refused to let the vessel dock on their shores. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann

As Italy and Malta again turned back a shipful of 239 rescued refugees, European leaders from 17 member states met on Sunday in Brussels hoping agains(...)

Children from the Roma community at the “River Village”  camp on the outskirts of Rome: interior minister Matteo Salvini has defended his plan for a Roma census. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Matteo Salvini vowed to turn “words into action” in his drive to root out and expel thousands of nomadic Roma from Italy as he shrugged off critics wh(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte leaves his house in Rome, on Friday. The prospect of an autumn election in Italy has receded for now. Photograph: EPA/Massimo Percossi

A successful populist is a master opportunist. But, as in chess, his success also owes something to his opponent’s missteps, his short-sightedness, hi(...)

Mounted police officers perform the changing of the guard prior to the swearing-in ceremony for Italy’s new government at Quirinale Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA.

Italy’s new government was sworn in on Friday, ending the country’s longest postwar political crisis but pushing the euro zone’s third-largest economy(...)

EU commissioner Gunther Oettinger: the hint that Italians were not masters of their own fate was enough to spawn a hurricane of rage. Photograph: John Thys/Getty Images

‘The markets will teach the Italians to vote for the right thing,’ Günther Oettinger, the EU’s budget commissioner, is reported to have said on Tuesda(...)

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