The rejection of a populist government in Italy could further inflame anti-EU sentiment and destabilise the Eurozone.
Italy could be heading back to the polls after President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the proposed choice for finance minister, saying his Eurosceptic views threatened Italian interests.
National elections in Italy look likely to be held on March 4th. The date is not yet official but Italian media say the country's president, Sergio Mattarella, is likely to dissolve parliament at the end of this month.
Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.
Italy today marks the seventieth anniversary of its republic with a parade through the streets of Rome.
Italy has been marking the 154th anniversary of its unification as a single state. Events in Rome included tributes paid at the Tomb of the Unknown
Sergio Mattarella was greeted with warm applause ahead of his swearing in as the new Italian President. The election of the 73-year-old is seen as
Incoming Italian President Sergio Mattarella has already said thank you to the outgoing Giorgio Napolitano for his seven years of sterling service
From the Constitutional Court to the Presidential Palace, Sergio Mattarella is a man of experience
Euronews reporter Alfredo Ravanolo spoke to Paolo Mazzanti, editor of Ask@News, a news agency based in Rome. He briefly described the new president
Italy’s parliament has elected Sergio Mattarella of the Democratic Party as the new president of the Republic. The constitutional court judge and