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# Mario Monti

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# Italy
Italian president buys time in political deadlock
Napolitano says he will not resign.
# Italy
Leftist leader Bersani asked to form new government in Italy
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.
# Italians in Ireland
Ireland's Italians dump Berlusconi and vote for anti-establishment comedian
Italy allows expatriates abroad to vote in parliamentary elections – with Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement leading here.
# What now?
Second election likely in Italy as Bersani fails to seal grip on power
Silvio Berlusconi’s strength in key regions means Pier Luigi Bersani cannot claim power, with another election now due.
# Italian election
Early results show no clear winner in Italian election
Pier Luigi Bersani’s coalition wins the house, but Silvio Berlusconi takes enough Senate support to mean no clear winner.
# general elections
Italian turnout drops in key national election
Leading the electoral field is Pier Luigi Bersani who supported tough measures pushed by incumbent Premier Mario Monti.
# Italy elections
Italians go to the polls as eurozone’s third largest economy hangs in the balance
Voting it to take place today and tomorrow, with over 47 million Italian’s eligible to vote.
# Italian election
Explainer: Everything you need to know about today's Italian election
Who’s running? What’s at stake? How are they picked? And is Silvio Berlusconi really in line for a fourth term in office?
# Vote
Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election
Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.
# Reaction
Incredulity, shock and humility - The world reacts to Pope Benedict's resignation
Today’s announcement caught the world unawares. Here’s some of the initial reactions.
# Italy
EU 'fears' Berlusconi's return to power: Monti
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.
# Italy
Berlusconi tells voters: I will refund your property tax (if I win)
Italy’s election take place at the end of this month.
# Davos
Ireland has been through 'a hurricane' - Kenny speaks at World Economic Forum
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.
# Italy
Court rejects Berlusconi request to delay trial until after election
The former Italian premier’s legal team has meanwhile removed ‘Ruby the Heart Stealer’ from its list of defence witnesses.
# Italy
Berlusconi reforms pact with anti-immigration party ahead of Italian election
The pact with the Northern League could make next month’s election close – and make Berlusconi the finance minister.
# Election
Italy election campaign kicks off amid Monti speculation
It is still unclear if Monti will run as a candidate in the New Year elections.
# Italy
Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'
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.
# Italy
Monti to step down as Berlusconi announces fresh run
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.
# Syria
Italy formally recognises 'National Coalition' as legitimate Syrian government
Italy follows the lead of France in formally declaring that the newly-formed administration-in-waiting is a legitimate one.
# Italy
Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.
# Ciao
Update: Berlusconi’s jail term cut to one year thanks to amnesty law
The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.
# Ciao
Berlusconi, 76, to finally step down at next election
The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.
# Rome
Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience
Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.
# Italy
Italy's electoral law increases market fears
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.
# Euro Crisis
Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
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.
# Eurozone
Italian PM Monti sees light at the end of tunnel for Italy, EU
Mario Monti said that the breakthrough summit of European leaders at the end of June had been crucial in resolving the eurozone crisis.
# Eurozone
Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge
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.
# Eurozone
Merkel and Monti pledge to protect eurozone
Germany and Italy’s leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone – but have not outlined any specific action.
# Eurozone
Italian economy to shrink by 2 per cent this year, says Bank of Italy governor
Ignazio Visco has called for the adoption of a “new Italian spirit” in order to tackle the eurozone crisis.
# Eurozone
Merkel to meet with Italian PM Monti over eurozone crisis
Monti has been a prominent advocate for growth policies, but rejected suggestions of deep differences between himself and Merkel.
# Stimulus
Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus
France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.
# Eurozone
IMF head warns of 'acute stress' in Europe
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.
# Eurozone
Explainer: Have Spain and Italy been 'bailed out'?
Germany has reportedly relented and will allow the ESM to buy bonds directly, which could save Spain and Italy.
# contagion
Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti
“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.
# Eurobonds
Eurobonds will come sooner or later, reckons Mario Monti
A Europe divided: in the very same newspaper, Germany’s foreign minister Guido Westerwelle says they’re a no-go area.
# Probe
Mario Monti comes up with novel idea for Italian match-fixing problem: suspend football
Italy’s prime minster was weighed in on the scandal.
# Italy
Italy's economy 'on the right track' - IMF
IMF official says Italy has made notable progress since Mario Monti took office.
# Italian economy
Italian government puts back 'balanced budget' plan to 2015
Mario Monti’s government says the economy will shrink three times more than expected, and that they’ll need more time.
# Eurozone
Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario'
Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.