Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called yesterday (13 February) for a leadership contest in his ruling Democratic Party, opening the way for a showdown with his many enemies in the PD ahead of approaching national elections.
The prime ministers of Spain and Italy, Mariano Rajoy and Paolo Gentiloni, met on Friday (27 January) for the first time in four years, in a bid to bring fresh impetus to high-level cooperation between the two countries. Euractiv Spain reports.
After a turbulent first month in office, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni could learn this week how much longer his government might last when the constitutional court reviews the validity of Italy's election law.
Current debate rarely attributes the rise of populism in European politics to the perceived prevalence of corruption. Yet public opinion often shows that citizens believe their representatives to be corrupt, write Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener.
With a brewing banking crisis as a backdrop, Paolo Gentiloni was named Italy's new prime minister on Sunday (11 December), filling a void left by close ally Matteo Renzi, who quit after a crushing referendum defeat.
Italy's dismissal of Matteo Renzi's reform package sent a clear signal to the other member states that Rome is incapable of solving its economic woes alone, researcher Dr Paweł Tokarski said in interview with the SWP.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned yesterday (7 December) after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months' time.
Commission chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas took a question yesterday (6 December) on the consequences of the possible appointment of Mogherini as Prime Minister of Italy, following the resignation of Matteo Renzi.
Sunday's Italian referendum (4 December) ended up claiming the scalp of the peninsula’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, after he pledged to resign if the country voted no to his reforms. But what happens now? EurActiv’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
Some eurozone members have expressed their willingness to invest more but did not take on board the executive’s proposal for a common positive fiscal stance to boost the bloc’s recovery, at a Eurogroup meeting held today (5 December).