Mario Monti

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Federica Mogherini, vice-president of the European Commission: the European University Institute’s conference debated  the proposed multi-annual budget. Photograph: Claudio Giovannini

EU states such as Hungary and Poland which refused to participate in relocating refugees from overwhelmed frontline states like Greece and Italy shoul(...)

Tough job: EU Commissioner for budget Günther Oettinger. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

They fired the gun for the off on Monday in Brussels on a process that is at least as complex and divisive as Brexit, and one that will preoccupy and (...)

Mario Monti: says Brexit offers a chance to be more ambitious on budget reform

The migration and security challenges faced by the European Union need to be addressed with a different funding system that would give the EU a direct(...)

Old and new: a horse-drawn carriage passes a branch of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Rome. Italy’s government is set to rescue the world’s oldest lender. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

So is the ever-worsening Monte dei Paschi (MPS) di Siena crisis just a blip in the system or is “Italy about to destroy [the] eurozone” as British tab(...)

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi leaves a press conference after he announcing his resignation in Rome. Photograph: AFP

Relief at the defeat of far-right candidate Norbert Hofer in the Austrian presidential election swiftly gave way to apprehension late on Sunday eveni(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: The head of Eurosceptic party Forza Italia is actually the last PM to be voted in by the people. Photograph: Reuters/Remo Casilli

Shakers and makers across the globe, including Barack Obama and Angela Merkel, will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of a critical Italian consti(...)

Rome’s European allies and the financial markets have been nervously watching Italy’s referendum campaign as if they were about to see a reprise of th(...)

Silvio Berlusconi is still a prominent figure and leads Forza Italia. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ETA

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador after media reports that American intelligence services tapped the telephones of former prime (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble will divert tax takings for new “euro budget”. Photograph: Eric Luke

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble is ready to divert some of his country’s national sales and income tax takings to bankroll a new “euro budg(...)

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