Sergio Mattarella

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 42 as Italian President Sergio Mattarella attends state funeral

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at a state funeral held on the city's fair grounds.<p>The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 42 earlier Saturday after rescuers found four more …

Northern Italy

Italy mourns Genoa bridge collapse victims with state funeral - video

The archbishop of Genoa, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, led a state funeral service on Saturday for the victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse, as rescue workers continued to search for people still unaccounted for. Italy’s president, Sergio Mattarella, the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and deputy …

Italy

Twitter accounts calling for Italian president's resignation to be probed

ROME (AFP) -<p>The Rome public prosecutor's anti-terrorism section is to probe the appearance of hundreds of Twitter accounts which demanding the resignation of President Sergio Mattarella in the midst of an Italian government crisis in May, media reports said on Saturday.<p>The Twitter accounts popped …

Vladimir Putin

Italy promises a "progressive" flat tax

Click for full view<p>Designated Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (L) leaves a press conference after a meeting with Italian President Sergio …

European News

Italy tells Azerbaijan it is committed to TAP pipeline

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella has confirmed, during a visit to Azerbaijan, that Italy is committed to the TAP international gas pipeline, his office said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Italian President Sergio Mattarella attends a news conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, July 16, 2018. …

Pipelines

Thunder Energies (TNRG) Chief Scientist Dr. Ruggero M. Santilli knighted by the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella for his scientific and industrial discoveries

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thunder Energies Corporation, a publicly traded company under the stock symbol (TNRG), …

Energy Efficiency

Italian Republic Day marked in Rome

Italian President Sergio Mattarella (R) and Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati attend the ceremony marking the Republic Day in Rome, …

News (China)

League-M5S government in Italy: Empty-handed

After 88 days of negotiations and after agreeing on a "government contract" based on massive public spending raise and tax cuts, the far-right League …

European News

New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants

ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday — and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants.<p>"The free ride is over," League leader Matteo Salvini, Italy's new interior …

News

Italy’s Crisis Is Also Europe’s Opportunity

By<p>June 2, 2018<p>Since the populist Five Star Movement and the right-wing League captured a combined parliamentary majority in Italy’s March 4 election, …

Savona

Italy’s new government wants funds to help countries quit the euro

01 June 2018 - 17:27 Francesco Guarascio<p>Sergio Mattarella. Picture: REUTERS<p>Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the …

Business (South Africa)

Italy: new cabinet sworn in

President Sergio Mattarella brings months of political deadlock to an end as he swears in the new government headed by Giuseppe Conte<p>June 1, …

Giuseppe Conte

Italy's PM-designate quits mandate, opens way for 5-Star/League government

ROME (Reuters) - Carlo Cottarelli, a former International Monetary Fund official, gave up his mandate to form a cabinet of technocrats on Thursday, opening the way for law professor Giuseppe Conte to head an anti-establishment coalition government.<p>Former senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

International Monetary Fund

How ETFs Reacted to the Italian Political Drama – Bloomberg

How ETFs Reacted to the Italian Political Drama<p>How ETFs Reacted to the Italian Political Drama<p>How ETFs Reacted to the Italian Political …

Public Policy

Italy's PM-designate Conte submits ministers' names to president

Italy's prime minister-designate, Giuseppe Conte, presents his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for approval<p>June 1, 2018<p>Footage by …

Giuseppe Conte

Italian stocks up on signs of compromise

Italy is awaiting a decision from League leader Matteo Salvini on whether to join a last-ditch attempt to form a government with the Five Star …

Crisis reveals Italian president as defender of Europe

ROME (AP) — Italy's president, who is holding and playing a key card in the nation's fast-evolving political crisis, was a timid law professor abruptly thrust into public life when the Mafia gunned down his brother on a Sicilian street in 1980.<p>In the decades since, Sergio Mattarella has developed a …

Business

Italy president playing for time on government formation - source

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister-designate Carlo Cottarelli will move slowly in trying to form a technocratic government in order to give parties time to try to agree on a more “political” administration, a source close President Sergio Mattarella said.<p>Former senior International Monetary …

International Monetary Fund

Italian parties reach deal on forming coalition government

ROME—Two large antiestablishment parties, the League and the 5 Star Movement, struck a deal Thursday evening on reviving a coalition government, …

Europe

Italian president approves new populist coalition

Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has approved a populist coalition government put forward by the 5 Star Movement and the League.<p><b>The big picture:</b> …

Europe

Italy PM-designate holding "informal talks" with president - source

ROME (Reuters) - Italian prime minister designate Carlo Cottarelli is holding “informal talks” with President Sergio Mattarella, a presidential source said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The podium where Carlo Cottarelli was waited to talk with reporters, after a meeting with Italian President Sergio …

Italy

Why Italy Needs a Euro Exit Plan

Over the weekend, Italian President Sergio Mattarella exercised his right under the Italian constitution to block Paolo Savona from serving as …

Savona

Italy may head back to election as soon as July 29: sources

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister-designate Carlo Cottarelli is considering giving up his mandate to form a government to open the way for an election as early as July 29, two party sources said on Tuesday.<p>A member of the Italian elite military unit Cuirassiers' Regiment, who are honour …

Italy

Italians on their guard against damage to democracy

The FT gauges the mood in Rome after Italian President Sergio Mattarella comes under fire for vetoing the populists' Eurosceptic pick for finance …

Varoufakis Says Italy's President Made a `Colossal Blunder' – Bloomberg

Varoufakis Says Italy's President Made a `Colossal Blunder'<p>Varoufakis Says Italy's President Made a `Colossal Blunder'<p>Varoufakis Says Italy's …

Europe

Churchill’s spirit could spur Italy’s anti-populists | Financial Times

Like Winston Churchill in the second world war, Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has just decided to face down the seemingly overwhelming forces …

Winston Churchill

Italy's president faces calls for impeachment after PM appointment

Italy's president is facing calls for impeachment after he appointed a former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli as interim prime …

International Monetary Fund

Italy's political pandemonium, explained in 4 points

ROME (AP) — The Italian president's decisions to quash a proposed populist coalition and ask economist Carlo Cottarelli to assemble a politically neutral government sets up the steps to an early election that could have Italy's voters going to the polls for the second time this year.<p>Italy is no …

Business

Italy in crisis: Will collapse of coalition stoke populist backlash?

Has Italy's president just saved his country and his continent from chaos and self-destruction or has Sergio Mattarella stoked an anti-establishment backlash by spurning the will of the people? Was the president right to reject the appointment of 83-year-old Paolo Savona, an economist who argued …

Europe

Sergio Mattarella, from quiet academic to steely president

ROME (AFP) -<p>Italy's President Sergio Mattarella faced down the populist parties seeking to form the country's next government, refusing their eurosceptic nominee for economy minister.<p>His move on Sunday triggered the exit of the prime minister-designate and a fresh political crisis.<p>The 75-year-old …

Media Law