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...

Matteo Renzi resigns as Italy’s prime minister

President Mattarella to begin crisis consultations with political leaders on 8 December. Matteo Renzi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, making good on his promise to step down in the event o...

Rome votes No in referendum

Only two of Rome's municipal districts vote Yes in Italian referendum. Almost 60 per cent of Romans voted against the 4 December referendum to reform the Italian constitution, which has led to the...

President Mattarella puts Renzi resignation on hold

Renzi to resign after budget is passed into law. Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has asked prime minister Matteo Renzi to stay in office for a few days more, until next year's budget is passed...

Matteo Renzi to resign after referendum defeat

Renzi to meet President Mattarella. The attempt of Matteo Renzi's government to reform the Italian constitution was decisively defeated in a referendum on 4 December. On a larger than normal turnou...

Italians vote in constitutional referendum on 4 December

Polling is from 07.00 to 23.00, 50.7 million people eligible to take part. On Sunday 4 December Italians go to the polls to vote in a referendum on a government-backed constitutional reform to abol...

High security for anti-referendum protest in Rome

Demonstration against constitutional reform scheduled in central Rome on 27 Nov. There will be high security in the centre of Rome on Sunday 27 November for the protest against Italy's upcoming ref...

Former Rome mayor Marino acquitted in expenses case

Court rejects prosecution's claims of embezzlement, fraud and forgery. Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino has been acquitted of embezzlement, fraud and forgery in a court case relating to his municip...

Referendum on constitutional reform to be held on 4 December

Italy goes to the polls to confirm or reject overhaul of parliament, other changes. The government of prime minister Matteo Renzi has set 4 December as the date for the consultative referendum on a...

Rome mayor under fire

Raggi stands by Rome environment councillor under investigation. Rome's beleaguered mayor Virginia Raggi says she stands by her environment councillor Paola Muraro who is currently under investigat...

May meets Renzi in Rome

British premier Theresa May meets Italian counterpart in Rome. Britain's new prime minister Theresa May arrived in Rome on Wednesday 27 July to hold talks with her Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi...

Italy reacts to Brexit

Italy's leaders comment in wake of Brexit referendum. Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has responded to the United Kingdom's historic decision to leave the European Union by tweeting: "We have t...

New Rome mayor takes office

Virginia Raggi becomes first female mayor of Rome. Virginia Raggi of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) took office as the first female mayor of Rome on the evening of Thursday 23 June...

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