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Cabinet of Italy

Paolo Gentiloni Prime Minister Maria Eelena Boschi Secretary to the Cabinet Angelino Alfano Minister of Foreign Affairs Marco Minniti Minister of the Interior Andrea Orlando Minister of Justice Roberta Pinotti […]

PM announces new Cabinet

Italy’s new Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has acted quickly to form his Cabinet following his appointment on Sunday by President Sergio Mattarella. Many of the Cabinet have retained their portfolios […]

Paolo Gentiloni asked to form a new Government

President Sergio Mattarella has asked Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni, to take on the task of forming a new government after the resignation of Matteo Renzi earlier this […]

Matteo Renzi resigns after referendum defeat

President Sergio Mattarella will be looking for a new prime minister today after Matteo Renzi stood down overnight following a crushing defeat in yesterday’s constitutional referendum. The referendum, which would […]

M5S win Rome and Turin

The Eurosceptic and anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) achieved a major breakthrough in the second round of voting for Italy’s municipal elections yesterday when they took the mayoralties of Rome […]

Italy votes in Municipal Elections

Italy votes in Municipal Elections Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, faces important local elections today which could see the Five Star Movement (M5S) seize important municipalities including Rome from the […]

Carlo Calenda to be new Minister of Economic Development

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced that Carlo Calenda is to become the new Minister of Economic Development. He will replace Federica Guidi who resigned in early April (see the […]

Renzi gets his Constitutional Reform referendum

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a landmark victory yesterday when parliament voted for his constitutional reforms which are designed to bring more stable government to a country which has seen […]

Economic Development Minister resigns

Federica Guidi, Italy’s Minister of Economic Development, has resigned after allegations that she was caught in a wiretap talking to her partner which may have compromised her partiality in an […]

Renzi down in the polls but still best leader

A poll published in La Stampa which was conducted by the Piepoli Institute suggests that support for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has fallen to 35%. When he came to power […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Italy

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Italy Press Release No. 15/321 July 7, 2015 On July, 1, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

PD largest party but wounded in regional elections

The Democratic Party (PD) of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has emerged from yesterday’s local elections as the largest party but wounded by a dramatic drop in vote in some regions. […]

Local elections today key test for PM

A total of 21,859,325 Italians will be eligible to vote today to elect governors in seven of the 20 regions, Campania, Veneto, Apulia, Tuscany, Liguria, Marche and Umbria and Mayors […]

Graziano Delrio appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Transport.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has appointed Graziano Delrio as Italy’s new Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. Graziano Delrio (54) holds a degree in medicine and studied in the UK and […]

Transport and Infrastructure Minister resigns

Italy’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Maurizio Lupi, has resigned his portfolio over a graft probe. Although the Minister is not under investigation himself, senior people in his Ministry are involved […]

Sergio Mattarella elected President

Sergio Mattarella (73), the choice of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the governing Democratic Party’s (PD) has been elected the new President of Italy. He received 665 votes in the […]

Italy starts process to elect new President

The Italian Electoral College that will elect a new President started its work yesterday. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has proposed senior judge Sergio Mattarella (73) as the governing Democratic Party’s […]

Presidential 2015

An indirect election took place between 29 and 31 January 2015. Sergio Mattarella was elected President of Italy in the fourth round. He received 665 votes from an Electoral College […]

Regional Affairs Minister resigns

Maria Carmela Lanzetta has resigned from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Cabinet. She was Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies. The Minister resigned her position to take up a new role […]

Election for a new President on 29th January

As widely forecast, President Giorgio Napolitano (89) submitted his resignation yesterday. He left the Quirinale presidential palace after his resignation letter was sent to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the […]

Paolo Gentiloni is new Minister of Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy has appointed Paolo Gentiloni as his new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He replaces Federica Mogherini who has been appointed High Representative […]