Italy votes anti-establishment

Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini the new forces in Italian politics. Although counting is still underway it is now clear that the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) and the Lega are the two main winners of Ita...

Tight security in Rome for anti-fascist rally on 24 February

Four rallies taking place in Rome amid rising political tensions. Rome police chiefs have drawn up a security plan to deal with four separate demonstrations scheduled in the capital on Saturday 24 Fe...

Erdogan to visit Rome and Vatican

Tight security and street closures in Rome for visit of Turkish leader.Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay an official two-day visit to Rome on 4-5 February, during which time he will meet...

Callista Gingrich is US ambassador-designate to Vatican

US senate confirms Trump's nomination for the Holy See.Callista Gingrich is the new US ambassador-designate to the Holy See following the US senate's 70-23 approval of her 19 May nomination by Preside...

US ambassador-designate arrives in Rome

 Trump nominee Lewis Eisenberg to represent US in Italy and San Marino. Lewis Eisenberg, the new United States ambassador-designate to Italy, arrived in Rome on 1 October and is expected to present...

Rome mayor could face trial

Rome prosecutors drop abuse of office accusation against mayor.Prosecutors have requested that Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S), be indicted for alleged...

Controversy over planned far-right march in Rome

Raggi opposes Forza Nuova plan to commemorate Mussolini march.A planned demonstration in central Rome by far-right political party Forza Nuova (FN) faces opposition from the city's mayor Virginia Ragg...

Rome mayor appoints fourth budget councillor in a year

Opposition claim surprise move proves Raggi's "negative record" in office. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has appointed Gianni Lemmetti as new budget councillor for the capital, the fourth person in a y...

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...

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