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Liberal MEPs on Monday rebuffed a planned alliance with Italian opposition party, the Five Star Movement.
An anti-establishment party founded by an Italian comedian and a political group led by a veteran EU federalist.
Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.
Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.
Thousands of 5-Star Movement sympathisers took part in a national demonstration in Rome, against the reform of the Constitution adopted by Matteo Renzi’s…
In this edition of The Global Conversation, Beppe Grillo talks parliament, power and how to win over millions of disgruntled voters.
The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.
The main eurosceptic group in the European Parliament has been wound-up after a Latvian member pulled out. The Europe of Freedom and Direct
The first plenary session of the new European Parliament, which has ended in Strasbourg, will be remembered by many because of the striking
UKIP’s Nigel Farage on Tuesday officially unveiled his new political group in the European Parliament, one week after it was formed. The former
Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has said he hopes to form an alliance in the European Parliament with Italy’s
In Catania, in the south-east of Sicily, unemployment stands at 25 per cent. Politicians are accused of not being able to solve the economic
Re-elected to an unprecedented second term, President Giorgio Napolitano is now charged with resolving Italy’s political deadlock. Much is expected
The leader of Italy’s ant-establishment 5-Star Movement, Beppe Grillo has denounced the re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano. Following
Italy’s newly re-elected President Giorgio Napolitano has called on the country’s divided political parties to work together to end the stalemate
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has agreed to put himself forward for a new term as president. Party leaders held meetings with the
The so-called ‘pigs mess’ in Italy shows no sign of ending as parliament votes for a 5th time to elect a new president, a vote that is doomed to
Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement has conducted an Internet poll to see, which candidate would be the party’s choice to replace outgoing President
The so-called “wise men” who were given the task of finding a solution to Italy’s political gridlock have presented a number of proposals to Italian
There has been no progress on Italy’s political impasse after an hour of talks between centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani and his centre-right
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is holding urgent talks with all relevant parties in order to fathom a way out of the country’s political
The leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani has admitted defeat in trying to form a government, and has told the country’s
Pier Luigi Bersani, the leader of Italy’s centre-left, has failed to secure the support of the Five Star movement to form a government. The
Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says he is ready for a snap election if efforts fail to form a government. Speaking at a rally in
In Italy, there appears to be little confidence that Pier Luigi Bersani will be able to form a government a month after inconclusive elections. He
Italy’s parties remain split over how to form a new government, as the President Giorgio Napolitano struggles to pull together a workable coalition