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FTSE Fall: A Market Correction Or Something More Serious?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The FTSE experienced its first major fall for weeks on Tuesday after the Italian election results failed to produce a clear winner. Italy, as Europ...

Is It Finally All Over For Berlusconi?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The seemingly unstoppable political force that is billionaire mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who emerged from his latest political foray neck-and-neck with ...

Italy: A Step Into the Unknown

Robert O'Daly | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
Robert O'Daly

When the technocratic government led by Prime Minister Mario Monti took over from Silvio Berlusconi's discredited right-of-centre administration in November 2011, Italy was on the brink of economic and financial collapse.

Berlusconi 'To Run For Prime Minister Again'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could run for office again next year, his party has indicated. Berlusconi said he has been "besieg...

Italian Diary

Tony Baldry | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

The conundrum of Italian politics is that those who are doing best are those who can portray themselves as the 'anti politician' candidates.

Italy and the Eurozone Crisis: Where to After Mr Monti?

Robert O'Daly | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Robert O'Daly

If the situation in the eurozone deteriorates further as the Italian general election gets nearer, there is a high risk of severe financial market turmoil that could push Italy back to that brink of financial and economic collapse where it found itself last November.

Cameron: I Am A Practical Eurosceptic

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

David Cameron claimed on Friday evening he had safeguarded Britain's position in Europe as EU leaders extended a lifeline to Spain's tottering banks. ...

Markets Rise After Surprise Euro Deal Is Reached

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

Financial markets have risen after European Union leaders threw a lifeline to the eurozone's tottering banks. David Cameron welcomed the deal hamme...

Italian Newspapers Launch Abusive Personal Attack On Angela Merkal

Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Politics

Italian papers have seized on Italy's win over Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final to launch a stinging attack on Angela Merkel, as the German leader ...

Narrow Victory For New Democracy Party In Greek Elections

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

David Cameron is to join a meeting of world leaders in Mexico on Monday where a long-term solution to Europe's economic turmoil is likely to be top on...

Cameron Warns Against 'Perpetual Stagnation' Of Eurozone

PA | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Politics

Europe's leaders must be ready to take tough political decisions to resolve the eurozone crisis, or face the threat of "perpetual stagnation" or a hug...

Official Projections Give Right-Wing Party Victory In Greece

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

Official projections indicate that the Conservative New Democracy party have won the Greek election by 2%. Greek radical left head Alexis Tsipras ...

Exit Polls Show Conservative New Democracy And Syriza Neck-And-Neck

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics

UPDATE: Second exit poll shows New Democracy further ahead. Via Antenna TV: New Democracy - 28.6-30%, Syriza - 27-28.4%, Pasok - 11-12.5%, Independ...

Eurozone Holds Its Breath As Greeks Go To The Polls

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

Greek voters go to the polls today in elections that threaten the future of the eurozone and could push Britain's fragile economy to the brink. Eur...

Cameron Warns On Euro Stability

PA | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron warned fellow European leaders of the need for the eurozone to take "decisive action" to ensure stability in a high-level conference cal...

Italian Prime Minister Promises Reform, Says UK Veto Is "Water Under The Bridge"

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti insisted that the UK's veto on a key EU treaty in December was "water under the bridge" as he outlined plans to cut...

Second PMQs Of 2012 - Who Will Come Out On Top?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

The second PMQs of 2012 wasn't the most fiery we've ever seen, but was a better performance from Ed Miliband compared to last week., and really if he'...

'Super' Mario Due In Downing Street For Eurozone Talks With PM

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron will today hold talks on the eurozone debt crisis with the leader of one of the countries at the heart of the storm, Ital...

Obama, Miliband and Monti: A Week Of Ups And Downs?

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

The second week of 2012 has been an eventful one. We have seen Miliband's big speech on the economy greeted with a shrug of dismissal, Michelle Obama ...

Italian Borrowing Costs Fall As Austerity And Liquidity Ease Market Fears

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Italy saw its cost of borrowing fall by half in a bond auction on Wednesday, as a combination of cheap liquidity from the European Central Bank (ECB) ...

The €1.8tr Question: Where Is Europe's Firewall?

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

Italy's new prime minister, Mario Monti, faced a demonstration from members of the devolutionist, eurosceptic Northern League in parliament yesterday ...

Who Said Technocrats Were Efficient? The Italian Cabinet And A Ministerial Mix-Up

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Politics

What is it about agriculture ministers and mix-ups? When the new Italian prime minister Mario Monti was appointing his cabinet, he accidentally told F...

Real EZ Problems and the Contagion: Don't Believe the Hype

Mariana Mazzucato | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Mariana Mazzucato

Contagion today is causing even the 'core' European countries to be affected by investors' fear of the EuroZone (EZ) crisis, causing a mass selloff of...

Markets Spoil Monti's First Day At Work

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Mario Monti faced a difficult first day as Italian prime minister, as markets kept up the pressure on the country. An auction of five-year bonds on Mo...

Eurozone Crisis Is 'Biggest Test Since WWII', Warns Merkel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Europe could be facing its biggest test since the Second World War, Angela Merkel said on Monday, and suggested even greater regional union was needed...