# mario-monti - Saturday 30 March, 2013
# mario-monti - Friday 22 March, 2013
Pier Luigi Bersani may need to turn to the members of rival Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party in order to prevent another election being held.
# mario-monti - Tuesday 26 February, 2013
Italy allows expatriates abroad to vote in parliamentary elections – with Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement leading here.
Silvio Berlusconi’s strength in key regions means Pier Luigi Bersani cannot claim power, with another election now due.
# mario-monti - Monday 25 February, 2013
Pier Luigi Bersani’s coalition wins the house, but Silvio Berlusconi takes enough Senate support to mean no clear winner.
Leading the electoral field is Pier Luigi Bersani who supported tough measures pushed by incumbent Premier Mario Monti.
# mario-monti - Sunday 24 February, 2013
Voting it to take place today and tomorrow, with over 47 million Italian’s eligible to vote.
Who’s running? What’s at stake? How are they picked? And is Silvio Berlusconi really in line for a fourth term in office?
# mario-monti - Friday 22 February, 2013
Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.
# mario-monti - Monday 11 February, 2013
Today’s announcement caught the world unawares. Here’s some of the initial reactions.
# mario-monti - Sunday 10 February, 2013
Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister has expressed fears over Silvio Berlusconi’s potential negative effect on the euro, should his party win this month’s election.
# mario-monti - Sunday 3 February, 2013
Italy’s election take place at the end of this month.
# mario-monti - Thursday 24 January, 2013
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Enda Kenny stressed the need for job creation across Europe in order to tackle the economic crisis.
# mario-monti - Monday 14 January, 2013
The former Italian premier’s legal team has meanwhile removed ‘Ruby the Heart Stealer’ from its list of defence witnesses.
# mario-monti - Monday 7 January, 2013
The pact with the Northern League could make next month’s election close – and make Berlusconi the finance minister.
# mario-monti - Saturday 22 December, 2012
It is still unclear if Monti will run as a candidate in the New Year elections.
# mario-monti - Tuesday 18 December, 2012
The flamboyant former prime minister is on a media blitz as he prepares his attempt to return to power for a fourth time, warning of civil war if Italy continues on its current course.
# mario-monti - Sunday 9 December, 2012
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he is stepping down just hours after Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run again for head of government.
# mario-monti - Monday 19 November, 2012
Italy follows the lead of France in formally declaring that the newly-formed administration-in-waiting is a legitimate one.
# mario-monti - Saturday 27 October, 2012
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.
# mario-monti - Friday 26 October, 2012
The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.
# mario-monti - Friday 21 September, 2012
Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.
# mario-monti - Monday 27 August, 2012
The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 22 August, 2012
Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.
# mario-monti - Tuesday 31 July, 2012
Mario Monti said that the breakthrough summit of European leaders at the end of June had been crucial in resolving the eurozone crisis.
# mario-monti - Monday 30 July, 2012
There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.
# mario-monti - Sunday 29 July, 2012
Germany and Italy’s leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone – but have not outlined any specific action.
# mario-monti - Monday 9 July, 2012
Ignazio Visco has called for the adoption of a “new Italian spirit” in order to tackle the eurozone crisis.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 4 July, 2012
Monti has been a prominent advocate for growth policies, but rejected suggestions of deep differences between himself and Merkel.
# mario-monti - Friday 22 June, 2012
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.
Christine Lagarde calls for bailout funds to be given to banks directly rather than countries being saddled with the debt – while Italy’s prime minister warns leaders have one week to save the eurozone.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
Germany has reportedly relented and will allow the ESM to buy bonds directly, which could save Spain and Italy.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 13 June, 2012
“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.
# mario-monti - Sunday 3 June, 2012
A Europe divided: in the very same newspaper, Germany’s foreign minister Guido Westerwelle says they’re a no-go area.
# mario-monti - Tuesday 29 May, 2012
Italy’s prime minster was weighed in on the scandal.
# mario-monti - Monday 21 May, 2012
# mario-monti - Wednesday 16 May, 2012
IMF official says Italy has made notable progress since Mario Monti took office.
# mario-monti - Wednesday 18 April, 2012
Mario Monti’s government says the economy will shrink three times more than expected, and that they’ll need more time.
# mario-monti - Friday 24 February, 2012
Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.