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Politics Mario Monti

  • *Gov't comfortably wins Senate confidence vote. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressed the Senate, flanked by the leaders of two formerly fringe parties that shoved aside mainstream groups at an election in March to form a coalition with little-known law expert Conte as its head. The government, backed by the 5- Star Movement, founded nine years ago as a...

  • ROME, June 5- Italy's new prime minister promised on Tuesday to bring radical change to the country, including more generous welfare and a crackdown on immigration, as the two party bosses who hold the keys to his anti-establishment government nodded their approval. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressed the Senate, flanked by the leaders of two formerly...

  • *Italy's bond yields rise 20 bps. LONDON, June 5- Italy's government bonds sold off on Tuesday, facing renewed pressure after new Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte promised to bring radical change as he sought parliamentary backing for an anti-establishment government. Italy's 10- year bond yield spread over Germany widened to 236 bps, from 213 bps the day before.

  • ROME, June 5- Italy's new prime minister promised on Tuesday to bring radical change to the country, including more generous welfare and a crackdown on immigration, as the two party bosses who hold the keys to his anti-establishment government nodded their approval. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addressed the Senate, flanked by the leaders of two formerly...

  • ROME, May 31- Italy's anti-establishment parties revived coalition plans on Thursday, ending three months of political turmoil by announcing a government that promises to increase spending, challenge European Union fiscal rules and crack down on immigration. The leaders of the right-wing League and the 5- Star Movement patched up their alliance after...

  • ROME, May 31- Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte on Thursday presented his cabinet list to President Sergio Mattarella, who will swear in the government on Friday at 4 p.m. in Rome. Giovanni Tria, 69, is a little-known economics professor at Rome's Tor Vergata University. Tria, who is not affiliated to any party, has been critical of the EU's economic...

  • ROME, May 31- Italy's two anti-establishment parties revived their coalition plans on Thursday, promising to end three months of political turmoil with a government that aims to ramp up spending, challenge European Union fiscal rules and crack down on immigration. "All the conditions have been fulfilled for a political, 5- Star and League government," 5- Star...

  • Late on Thursday, Berlusconi met his allies, the anti-immigrant Northern League and nationalist Brothers of Italy, to sign a 10- point pact, which does not spell out where they would find the money for the measures. Parties across the spectrum are campaigning on promises to spend more and tax less, but Italy, weighed down by one of the world's largest public debt...

  • Late on Thursday, Berlusconi met his allies, the anti-immigrant Northern League and nationalist Brothers of Italy, to sign a 10- point pact, which does not spell out where they would find the money for the measures. Parties across the spectrum are campaigning on promises to spend more and tax less, but Italy, weighed down by one of the world's largest public debt...

  • Former Italian First Minister and Member of the Italian senate of the new Italian Government Mario Monti.

    Matteo Renzi should not resign if he loses the referendum on which he has staked his premiership – but if he does it will not be a disaster, his predecessor as Italy’s prime minister told CNBC on Friday.

  • Renzi should not quit if he loses referendum: former Italian PM

    Mario Monti, former prime minister of Italy, says that he hopes Matteo Renzi will not resign if he loses the upcoming referendum, though the European economy is strong enough to weather this potential storm.

  • Renzi can win referendum: Former Italian PM

    Mario Monti, former prime minister of Italy, believes current premier Matteo Renzi can win the country's referendum on constitutional reform this year.

  • Italy needs more reforms: Former PM Mario Monti

    Mario Monti, former prime minister of Italy, talks about Italy's economy and its political future.

  • A Greek flag during a rally in Athens.

    What if Europe was a multinational company and Greece its troubled subsidiary? Prof. Markus Venzin offers a four-step turnaround plan.

  • Former Italian First Minister and Member of the Italian senate of the new Italian Government Mario Monti.

    Italy is still embroiled in financial crisis — but it isn't severe enough to convince the public that reforms are needed, the ex-prime minister said.

  • Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti

    Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.

  • GE boss is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the power arm of French engineer Alstom

  • Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Napolitano rescued Italy in 2011 by replacing Berlusconi with technocrat Mario Monti. Italy's fate once again depends on the man affectionately known as "King George."

  • Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    Italian bond yields broke below the 4 percent level on Monday and remain at record lows, but analysts warn the country's borrowing rate is poised on a fragile tipping point, after Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s maiden speech divided market opinion.