About: Frattini

Elections 27-02-2013

Italian parties launch ‘grand coalition’ attempt

Italy's stunned political parties searched for a way forward yesterday (26 February) after an inconclusive election gave none of them a clear parliamentary majority. Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right camp indicated it was prepared to govern in coalition with Pier Luigi Bersani’s centre-left.
Elections 26-02-2013

Frattini: A Bersani-Berlusconi coalition can give Italy stability

A grand coalition of Bersani-Berlusconi can provide Italy the stability Italy needs, Franco Frattini, a former European commissioner, tells EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 23-08-2011

Libya oil race starts as fighting continues

As fighting in Tripoli continues and international leaders looked to ramp up pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to step down, oil companies tried yesterday (22 August) to secure investments in Libya.
Global Europe 05-04-2011

EU sends envoys to Libya’s rebel capital

The European Union sent envoys to the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday (5 April), as part of efforts by Western countries to establish better contacts with Muammar Gaddafi's opponents.
Med & South 28-02-2011

France calls for special EU summit on Libya

In a televised speech announcing changes to his government, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said yesterday (27 February) that Paris is calling for an EU summit meeting to discuss the consequences of events in Libya. Meanwhile, the bloc adopted sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters today.
Global Europe 21-02-2011

EU calls for ‘dialogue’ in Libya amid US warnings

As violence in Libya continues to spread, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has condemned repression there and appealed for "dialogue". Meanwhile, the US yesterday (20 February) issued a strong statement threatening to take "all appropriate actions" in response.