Who is Carlo Calenda

All you need to know about Carlo Calenda, front runner for Mayor of Rome.  Rome will vote on its next mayor in October 2021. The field currently includes incumbent Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, who will...

Italian nationalism explained

What does Nationalism mean to Italy? Italy has a complicated history with nationalism. The post-World War II Italian Constitution lays out strong protections against the revival of fascism, a measure...

Rome bookshop sparks debate by refusing to sell Giorgia Meloni memoir

Fratelli d'Italia to distribute Meloni book in school near bookshop. The decision by a Rome book seller not to stock the memoir of Giorgia Meloni, the leader of right-wing Italian party Fratelli d'It...

Mario Draghi works as Italy's prime minister for free

Draghi performs role as prime minister of Italy for free, papers show. Italy's prime minister Mario Draghi receives zero remuneration for his post running the country, according to documents publishe...

Rome's top job: Conte backs Raggi as Gualtieri enters race for mayor

Former Italian finance minister Roberto Gualtieri joins the race for Rome's top job. The electoral campaign of Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, who is seeking a second term in office, has received a signif...

Italian PM angers Turkey by calling Erdoğan a 'dictator'

Draghi slams Erdoğan for humiliating von der Leyen in Ankara. Italy's prime minister Mario Draghi has sparked a diplomatic spat with Turkey after referring to the country's president Recep Tayyip Erd...

The personal history of Giovanni 'Gianni' Agnelli

Giovanni “Gianni” Agnelli, head of Fiat and an icon of Italian political and economic affairs, was a force to be reckoned with. A man of many names: L’Avvocato, Prince of Italy, King of Italy, and the...

Draghi vows major reforms to help rebuild Italy

Draghi addresses the senate ahead of confidence vote. Italy's new prime minister Mario Draghi pledged reforms designed to boost long-term growth, in addition to tackling the covid-19 pandemic, in his...

Joe Biden congratulates Italy's new premier Mario Draghi

US president looks forward to close collaboration with Italy's new government. Joe Biden, the president of the United States, has sent a message of congratulations to Italy's new prime minister Mario...

Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy's prime minister

Draghi and his new cabinet are sworn in. Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, has been sworn in as Italy's prime minister, in charge of the country's 67th government since worl...

Italy's new prime minister: Who is Mario Draghi?

Draghi has had a distinguished career in high finance in Italy and the EU. Mario Draghi has formally accepted the mandate from Italian president Sergio Mattarella to form a new government, presenting...

Italy: Movimento 5 Stelle says yes to Draghi

Di Maio hails decision to back Draghi as Di Battista steps aside. Members of Italy's populist Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) have voted almost 60 per cent in favour of premier-designate Mario Draghi, pavin...

Italy: Berlusconi recovers after fall in Rome

Berlusconi spent night in Milan hospital after falling in Rome. Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister and media magnate, is recovering from light injuries sustained after he fell at hi...

Italy: Mayor of Rome? Conte says 'No thanks'

Giuseppe Conte says 'No, grazie" to idea of running as Rome mayor. Italy's outgoing premier Giuseppe Conte was asked by reporters if he had his eye on becoming mayor of Rome. "No, grazie," he replied...

Italy: Rome street art highlights Renzi's links with Saudi Arabia

Renzi's attendance at a high-profile conference in Saudi Arabia sparked controversy in Italy. Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi has been depicted in a new mural in the capital, on Via dei Chiavari,...

Italy: Renzi says 'Mario Draghi is the best, the best, the best'

Renzi is "so happpy because today Italy is in very good hands." Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi believes the country will be in “very good hands” with Mario Draghi after the ex-ECB chief accepted...

Italy's president calls on Mario Draghi in bid to form new government

Mario Draghi set to be asked to form new coalition as Mattarella says Italy needs a "high-profile government." Italy's president has summoned former European Central Bank head Mario Draghi for a meet...

Former Italian premier Renzi hails Saudi Arabia as future centre of 'New Renaissance'

After triggering a political crisis in Italy, Renzi flew to Saudi Arabia to attend a forum with the "great" Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, who plunged I...

Rome has a new culture councillor

Raggi replaces culture councillor Luca Bergamo with Lorenza Fruci. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has reshuffled her cabinet, making the 19th change to her council since 2016, and the city now has a new c...

Italy's premier Conte resigns amid deepening political crisis

Conte has resigned in a tactical move that he hopes will allow him to build a new coalition. Giuseppe Conte resigned as Italy's prime minister on 26 January, tendering his resignation to President Se...

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