Local election run-offs award victory to centre right

Results a blow to PD secretary Renzi as he struggles to reunite party. The centre right scored a clear victory in local election run-offs across Italy on 25 June, taking almost all of the 22 region...

Rome mayor risks trial over city appointments

Raggi vows to continue even if indicted. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi risks prosecution on charges of abuse of office and for making false public statements, following the conclusion of a six-month in...

M5S perform poorly in local elections

Three out of four regional capitals go to run-off as centre-right and centre-left coalitions return to the fore. Local elections in Italy on 11 June saw a poor performance by the populist Movimento...

Rome prepares for Trump visit

High security and protests as Trump arrives in Rome. Rome is employing tight security measures ahead of the visit by US president Donald Trump who will land in Fiumicino airport at 18.30 on Tuesday...

Return of Renzi

Matteo Renzi regains leadership of Partito Democratico (PD). Matteo Renzi has regained the leadership of Italy’s ruling Partito Democratico (PD), securing 70 per cent of the votes in a primary elec...

High security in Rome for EU summit

Rome braces for potentially violent protests as EU leaders arrive in capital. Security is tight in Rome in the days leading up to the extraordinary European Council summit on 25 March when European...

March for Europe in Rome on 25 March

British in Italy (BiI) to participate in pro-EU March for Europe in Rome. By Patricia Clough. Britons living in Italy will converge on Rome on Saturday 25 March with Union Jacks, slogans and bag...

Rome to host summit on 60th anniversary of EU

British in Italy group to participate in pro-EU “March for Europe” in Rome. European Union heads of state or government are meeting in Rome on 25 March for an extraordinary European Council, 60 yea...

Rome mayor faces fresh corruption allegations

Raggi questioned over life insurance policy as part of corruption probe. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S), faces fresh corruption allegations followin...

Constitutional Court rules on Italicum electoral law

Judges overturn run-off vote, uphold winner’s bonus. The Constitutional Court has ruled that the run-off vote contemplated under the 2015 Italicum electoral law is illegitimate. However, in its...

Rome mayor under investigation

Raggi to be probed in relation to appointment of Rome tourism chief. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi is under investigation as part of a probe into the proposed appointment as head of the capital’s touri...

Auditors reject Rome city budget

Numbers don't stack up for Raggi administration. The 2017-2019 budget prepared by the administration of Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has been rejected by the city's independent auditing body, the Orga...

New deputy mayor in Rome

Luca Bergamo becomes deputy to Mayor Raggi. Rome's culture councillor Luca Bergamo has become the new deputy mayor of Rome, following the reshuffle of Mayor Virginia Raggi's inner circle by her par...

Reduced powers for Rome mayor

M5S party leader Grillo asserts control over Mayor Raggi. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has had her powers reduced by the leader of her anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) party Beppe Grillo, a...

Rome mayor's personnel chief arrested

Raggi's head of personnel Raffaele Marra arrested on suspicion of corruption. Rome city personnel chief Raffaele Marra, the right-hand man to mayor Virginia Raggi, was arrested on 16 December on su...

Gentiloni government wins confidence in Italian parliament

Task to complete reforms, take care of “excluded middle class”, Gentiloni says. The new government of Paolo Gentiloni won the confidence of the senate on Wednesday, completing the process of takin...

Rome environment councillor resigns

Paola Muraro steps down amid investigation. Rome's environment councillor Paola Muraro has stepped down from her position, pending the outcome of an investigation for alleged environmental crimes....

Paolo Gentiloni sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister

Pier Carlo Padoan remains as economy minister to tackle looming banking crisis. Former foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Monday evening, bringing to a c...

Outgoing foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni asked to form new government

Renzi stalwart asked to propose list of new ministers in record time. Outgoing foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni has been invited by President Sergio Mattarella to form a new government following th...

Italy's president wants quick solution to government crisis

"Italy needs a government with full powers quickly," says Sergio Mattarella. Italy “needs a government with full powers as quickly as possible” in order to meet “domestic, European and internatio...

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