Merkel backs ‘courageous’ Renzi over EU budget rules

Merkel backs ‘courageous’ Renzi over EU budget rules

"I am doing everything in my power to support him with this."

Salvini to hold Rome rally to boost Italian right

Salvini to hold Rome rally to boost Italian right

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance

Italy’s left-wing rebels abandon Renzi for new party

Italy’s left-wing rebels abandon Renzi for new party

Gentiloni named as Italy’s new prime minister

Gentiloni named as Italy’s new prime minister

Start spreading the news: We haven’t seen the last of Matteo Renzi

Start spreading the news: We haven’t seen the last of Matteo Renzi

Renzi resigns, hinting at early elections

Renzi resigns, hinting at early elections

No, Italy’s referendum is not the same as Trump or Brexit

No, Italy’s referendum is not the same as Trump or Brexit

Renzi unveils ‘budget full of good news for Italians’

Renzi unveils ‘budget full of good news for Italians’

Renzi vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Renzi vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Italy PM ‘not satisfied’ over EU summit

Italy PM ‘not satisfied’ over EU summit

‘Big Three’ leaders insist EU not finished after Brexit

‘Big Three’ leaders insist EU not finished after Brexit

EU leaders to meet on Italian island for Brexit talks

EU leaders to meet on Italian island for Brexit talks

Italy’s Renzi prepares for stormy autumn

Italy’s Renzi prepares for stormy autumn

Renzi admits ‘mistake’ to bet leadership on crucial vote

Renzi admits ‘mistake’ to bet leadership on crucial vote

Renzi vows to win vote on which he staked leadership

Renzi vows to win vote on which he staked leadership

Why Italy might be the next big threat to the EU’s future

Why Italy might be the next big threat to the EU’s future

EU must act quickly due to ‘gravity’ of Brexit: Renzi

EU must act quickly due to ‘gravity’ of Brexit: Renzi

Italy finally calls time on work-shy public sector workers

Italy finally calls time on work-shy public sector workers

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Italy says ‘yes’ to gay civil unions in historic vote

Renzi blasts ‘anachronistic’ Austria over border plan

Renzi blasts ‘anachronistic’ Austria over border plan

Italy and Japan urge G7 to spend for growth

Italy and Japan urge G7 to spend for growth

Italy denies offer to send hundreds of troops to Libya

Italy denies offer to send hundreds of troops to Libya

Italy oil and gas vote flops because of low turnout

Italy oil and gas vote flops because of low turnout

Should Italy really be getting so cosy with Iran?

Should Italy really be getting so cosy with Iran?

Renzi seeks to revive Italy’s economic clout in Iran

Renzi seeks to revive Italy’s economic clout in Iran

Renzi to visit Iran as Italy leads way in forging trade ties

Renzi to visit Iran as Italy leads way in forging trade ties

Italian parties seek to bring down government over graft

Italian parties seek to bring down government over graft

Italy wants common EU defense after Brussels attacks

Italy wants common EU defense after Brussels attacks

Italian unions blast palace chief for ‘working too hard’

Italian unions blast palace chief for ‘working too hard’

Renzi blasts ‘doomsayers’ as Italy finally starts growing

Renzi blasts ‘doomsayers’ as Italy finally starts growing

Renzi struts his stuff at Milan fashion week opener

Renzi struts his stuff at Milan fashion week opener

Italy clouds mar Renzi’s second anniversary

Italy clouds mar Renzi’s second anniversary

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate

‘We will not allow them to destroy Europe’: Renzi

‘We will not allow them to destroy Europe’: Renzi

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

Italian Senate tackles gay civil unions in risk to Renzi

Italian firms seal Iran deals worth up to €17 billion

Italian firms seal Iran deals worth up to €17 billion

Renzi and Putin discuss Syria and energy deals

Renzi and Putin discuss Syria and energy deals

Civil unions to kick off difficult year for Renzi

Civil unions to kick off difficult year for Renzi

Politician sparks outrage over Isis ‘joke’ at Renzi

Politician sparks outrage over Isis ‘joke’ at Renzi

Italy moves to bail out savers hit by bank plan

Italy moves to bail out savers hit by bank plan

‘Private sector must help Syrian children’: Renzi

‘Private sector must help Syrian children’: Renzi

‘Bombs will not destroy homemade terror’: Renzi

‘Bombs will not destroy homemade terror’: Renzi

Renzi has swanky new jet – but nobody can fly it

Renzi has swanky new jet – but nobody can fly it

Italy will not join Syria bombing raid: Renzi

Italy will not join Syria bombing raid: Renzi

Libya intervention ‘not on the agenda’: Renzi

Libya intervention ‘not on the agenda’: Renzi

Italy to take key role in climate change fight: PM

Italy to take key role in climate change fight: PM

Libya ‘a priority’ in Isis fight: Renzi

Libya ‘a priority’ in Isis fight: Renzi

Court drops Renzi dinner expenses case

Court drops Renzi dinner expenses case

Italy to spend €1 billion more on security

Italy to spend €1 billion more on security

Italy looks to boost funds to combat terrorism

Italy looks to boost funds to combat terrorism

Renzi unveils €1.5 billion post-Milan Expo plan

Renzi unveils €1.5 billion post-Milan Expo plan

Renzi revives divisive Sicily bridge plans

Renzi revives divisive Sicily bridge plans

Italian PM visits Cuba in a historic first

Italian PM visits Cuba in a historic first

Italy goes for growth with expansionary budget

Italy goes for growth with expansionary budget

Renzi victory as Senate votes to fall on its sword

Renzi victory as Senate votes to fall on its sword

Renzi denies €600,000 dinner expense claims

Renzi denies €600,000 dinner expense claims

Bankruptcy probe into Renzi’s dad continues

Bankruptcy probe into Renzi’s dad continues

PM covers nude statue to spare Sheikh’s blushes

PM covers nude statue to spare Sheikh’s blushes

Italy’s jobless rate dips again in August

Italy’s jobless rate dips again in August

‘Italy can be stronger than Germany’: Renzi

‘Italy can be stronger than Germany’: Renzi

82 million amendments stall Renzi’s reform

82 million amendments stall Renzi’s reform

Renzi calls meeting over ‘orangutan’ slur

Renzi calls meeting over ‘orangutan’ slur

Renzi congratulates Tsipras on election win

Renzi congratulates Tsipras on election win

Bosses upbeat on Italy growth ahead of tax cuts

Bosses upbeat on Italy growth ahead of tax cuts

Italy’s premier to get lavish new set of wings

Italy’s premier to get lavish new set of wings

Renzi: ‘Italy on the mend with money to spend’

Renzi: ‘Italy on the mend with money to spend’

Renzi vows L’Aquila will be rebuilt amid protests

Renzi vows L’Aquila will be rebuilt amid protests

Renzi defends reforms as jobless rate rises

Renzi defends reforms as jobless rate rises

Renzi pledges tax cuts ‘in pact with Italians’

Renzi pledges tax cuts ‘in pact with Italians’

After Egypt bomb Renzi hails Sisi as ‘great leader’

After Egypt bomb Renzi hails Sisi as ‘great leader’

Italy approves school reforms amid protest

Italy approves school reforms amid protest

‘Decisive’ Greece summit set for Sunday: Renzi

‘Decisive’ Greece summit set for Sunday: Renzi

Renzi: talks should restart after Greek vote

Renzi: talks should restart after Greek vote

‘Italy will not be another Greece’ says Renzi

‘Italy will not be another Greece’ says Renzi

Renzi calls for exit from ‘Germany-France’ format

Renzi calls for exit from ‘Germany-France’ format

Italy ‘out of firing line’ of Greek crisis fallout: PM

Italy ‘out of firing line’ of Greek crisis fallout: PM

‘Greek referendum is a vote on euro’: Renzi

‘Greek referendum is a vote on euro’: Renzi

Berlusconi woos Salvini to form alliance

Berlusconi woos Salvini to form alliance

Italy slams rebel north as migrant crisis deepens

Italy slams rebel north as migrant crisis deepens

Renzi under fire over mafia migrant scandal

Renzi under fire over mafia migrant scandal

Renzi takes credit as unemployment falls

Renzi takes credit as unemployment falls

Italy’s left plays blame game after elections

Italy’s left plays blame game after elections

Counting begins in key polls testing Renzi

Counting begins in key polls testing Renzi

Sunday vote seen as test for Italian PM

Sunday vote seen as test for Italian PM

Italy moves to battle rampant corruption

Italy moves to battle rampant corruption

Millions of Italians to get €500 pension rebate

Millions of Italians to get €500 pension rebate

Italy to pay ‘portion’ of billions owed to retirees

Italy to pay ‘portion’ of billions owed to retirees

Renzi wins first electoral law confidence vote

Renzi wins first electoral law confidence vote

Lo Porto devoted life to serving others: Renzi

Lo Porto devoted life to serving others: Renzi

Italy mulls ‘destroying’ Libya trafficking racket

Italy mulls ‘destroying’ Libya trafficking racket

Italy set to approve €10bn in spending cuts

Italy set to approve €10bn in spending cuts

Uproar as Grillo likens Renzi to crash pilot

Uproar as Grillo likens Renzi to crash pilot

Renzi and Obama to discuss Libya crisis

Renzi and Obama to discuss Libya crisis

Students spray-paint police in Milan clashes

Students spray-paint police in Milan clashes

Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis

Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis

Renzi seeks Putin’s help over Libya

Renzi seeks Putin’s help over Libya

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Italy sends mixed signals on Greek debt

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Italy launches search for a new president

Italian PM Renzi to join Paris rally on Sunday

Italian PM Renzi to join Paris rally on Sunday

Pope talks economy with Italian PM Renzi

Pope talks economy with Italian PM Renzi

Renzi toughens law after Rome corruption scandal

Renzi toughens law after Rome corruption scandal

Italy wants to help restore peace in Libya

Italy wants to help restore peace in Libya

Tony Blair applauds Renzi’s ‘bravery’

Tony Blair applauds Renzi’s ‘bravery’

‘I want to get Italians into work’: Renzi

‘I want to get Italians into work’: Renzi

Angry protesters pelt Renzi’s car with eggs

Angry protesters pelt Renzi’s car with eggs

Renzi demands respect amid row with EC chief

Renzi demands respect amid row with EC chief

Juncker slams Renzi for ‘bureaucrat’ slur

Juncker slams Renzi for ‘bureaucrat’ slur

Genoa on high alert as downpours forecast

Genoa on high alert as downpours forecast

Italy’s new mums to get €80 ‘baby bonus’

Italy’s new mums to get €80 ‘baby bonus’

Renzi feeling ‘positive’ over Ukraine solution

Renzi feeling ‘positive’ over Ukraine solution

Renzi pledges €2 billion for flood-hit Genoa

Renzi pledges €2 billion for flood-hit Genoa

Renzi targets tax reforms after labour victory

Renzi targets tax reforms after labour victory

Italy stands firm in support of Isis coalition

Italy stands firm in support of Isis coalition

Renzi impresses with Silicon Valley tour

Renzi impresses with Silicon Valley tour

Renzi braced for a fight as reform battle heats up

Renzi braced for a fight as reform battle heats up

Renzi under fire as father faces fraud probe

Renzi under fire as father faces fraud probe

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Zero growth in 2014 as Renzi loses optimism

Renzi slams Putin for ‘escalation’ in Ukraine

Renzi slams Putin for ‘escalation’ in Ukraine

Holiday over: PM’s critics demand results

Holiday over: PM’s critics demand results

Italy to arm Iraqi fighters against Isis

Italy to arm Iraqi fighters against Isis

Bono praises Renzi’s leadership in letter

Bono praises Renzi’s leadership in letter

Renzi: there’s no ‘secret deal’ with Berlusconi

Renzi: there’s no ‘secret deal’ with Berlusconi

Renzi slammed for ‘coup’ over Senate changes

Renzi slammed for ‘coup’ over Senate changes

Italian prime minister’s bad English goes viral

Italian prime minister’s bad English goes viral

‘Alitalia must cut jobs or face bankruptcy’: Renzi

‘Alitalia must cut jobs or face bankruptcy’: Renzi

‘Plump Renzi should wear a tie’: Armani

‘Plump Renzi should wear a tie’: Armani

‘Renzi must act fast to boost weak growth’: IMF

‘Renzi must act fast to boost weak growth’: IMF

Democratic Party in ‘Fonzie’ PM joke

Democratic Party in ‘Fonzie’ PM joke

Italian government fails to flog Maseratis on eBay

Italian government fails to flog Maseratis on eBay

Consumer confidence in Italy at four-year high

Consumer confidence in Italy at four-year high

Italy raises €371,400 from eBay luxury car sale

Italy raises €371,400 from eBay luxury car sale

Italian PM slams EU austerity

Italian PM slams EU austerity

I’m finished if reform doesn’t pass: Renzi

I’m finished if reform doesn’t pass: Renzi

Obama backs Italy PM’s ‘ambition of ideas’

Obama backs Italy PM’s ‘ambition of ideas’

Italy’s bright young PM cycles with the stars

Italy’s bright young PM cycles with the stars

Renzi’s reform boosted by confidence vote

Renzi’s reform boosted by confidence vote

Italian PM’s gran robbed of jewellery

Italian PM’s gran robbed of jewellery

PM warns of ‘populist’ Grillo votes in EU

PM warns of ‘populist’ Grillo votes in EU

Renzi makes the pizza case for Italy change

Renzi makes the pizza case for Italy change

Renzi rings changes for Italy with €10bn tax cuts

Renzi rings changes for Italy with €10bn tax cuts

‘Without Italy there is no Europe’: Renzi

‘Without Italy there is no Europe’: Renzi

Renzi wins confidence vote for ‘radical’ plans

Renzi wins confidence vote for ‘radical’ plans

Renzi calls for ‘radical change’ in Italy

Renzi calls for ‘radical change’ in Italy

Renzi takeover is a ‘blow to democracy’ for Italians

Renzi takeover is a ‘blow to democracy’ for Italians

Italy’s PM nominee Renzi races to form coalition

Italy’s PM nominee Renzi races to form coalition

Renzi’s wife shuns Rome for Tuscan home

Renzi’s wife shuns Rome for Tuscan home

Italians think Renzi takeover is ‘pointless’

Italians think Renzi takeover is ‘pointless’

Renzi outlines ambitious reform plan for Italy

Renzi outlines ambitious reform plan for Italy

Renzi to be picked as Italy’s youngest PM

Renzi to be picked as Italy’s youngest PM

President to pick Italy’s new PM within days

President to pick Italy’s new PM within days

‘Italians are sick and tired of politics’

‘Italians are sick and tired of politics’

A tumultuous year in Italian politics

A tumultuous year in Italian politics

Renzi now tainted with ‘cloak and dagger’ image

Renzi now tainted with ‘cloak and dagger’ image

Why Italy’s ‘palace coup’ is bad for democracy

Why Italy’s ‘palace coup’ is bad for democracy

Italian PM resigns, paving way for Renzi

Italian PM resigns, paving way for Renzi

From cycling boy scout to Italian prime minister?

From cycling boy scout to Italian prime minister?

Italy tense as Renzi calls for new government

Italy tense as Renzi calls for new government

PM Letta rejects ‘gossip’ and vows to stay

PM Letta rejects ‘gossip’ and vows to stay

Political tensions in Italy over possible PM switch

Political tensions in Italy over possible PM switch

Can Renzi’s new law revamp Italian politics?

Can Renzi’s new law revamp Italian politics?

Renzi calls for two-year benefits for jobless

Renzi calls for two-year benefits for jobless

Renzi confirmed as Italy’s new centre-left leader

Renzi confirmed as Italy’s new centre-left leader

The new face of Italian politics

The new face of Italian politics

Renzi leads youthful overhaul of centre-left

Renzi leads youthful overhaul of centre-left

Italian left’s new leader ‘inspired by Tony Blair’

Italian left’s new leader ‘inspired by Tony Blair’

Renzi: UK won’t get special treatment post-Brexit

Renzi: UK won’t get special treatment post-Brexit

Italy slashes growth figures ahead of crucial referendum

Italy slashes growth figures ahead of crucial referendum

Italy calls for reboot as EU big three mull Brexit wreckage

Italy calls for reboot as EU big three mull Brexit wreckage

Italy prison island, birthplace of European dream

Italy prison island, birthplace of European dream

Big three tackle EU future on symbolic island

Big three tackle EU future on symbolic island

Eurogroup chief plays down Italy’s banking woes

Eurogroup chief plays down Italy’s banking woes

Italy: Heed Brexit wake-up call and end austerity

Italy: Heed Brexit wake-up call and end austerity

Europe needs renovating after Brexit: Renzi

Europe needs renovating after Brexit: Renzi

Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM

Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules

Italy’s Renzi ‘hungry’ for change in Europe

Italy’s Renzi ‘hungry’ for change in Europe

Italy PM demands EU change course on ‘deadly’ austerity

Italy PM demands EU change course on ‘deadly’ austerity

Italy PM likens EU to ‘orchestra on the Titanic’

Italy PM likens EU to ‘orchestra on the Titanic’

EU approves Turkey refugee fund after Italy row solved

EU approves Turkey refugee fund after Italy row solved

EU austerity is putting brakes on Italy’s economy: Renzi

EU austerity is putting brakes on Italy’s economy: Renzi

Why Italy’s scrapping to be let into Europe’s big boys’ club

Why Italy’s scrapping to be let into Europe’s big boys’ club

Italy’s Renzi criticizes Franco-German dominance in EU

Italy’s Renzi criticizes Franco-German dominance in EU

EU’s Juncker sees ‘no risk’ of major Italian bank crisis

EU’s Juncker sees ‘no risk’ of major Italian bank crisis

Germany-Italy clash ends year of crisis for EU

Germany-Italy clash ends year of crisis for EU

Renzi vows to aid savers hit by bank rescue

Renzi vows to aid savers hit by bank rescue

Italy’s Renzi ready to fight EU on 2016 budget

Italy’s Renzi ready to fight EU on 2016 budget

PM slams EU boss over Hungary comparison

PM slams EU boss over Hungary comparison

Renzi’s giveaway budget to boost Italian economy

Renzi’s giveaway budget to boost Italian economy

Renzi hails ‘victory’ at EU migration meet

Renzi hails ‘victory’ at EU migration meet

Renzi gambles on EU backing bumper budget

Renzi gambles on EU backing bumper budget

PM slams ’emotional’ Europe on migrants

PM slams ’emotional’ Europe on migrants

Renzi under pressure over brutal Sicily murder

Renzi under pressure over brutal Sicily murder

Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

EU migrant talks hit rocks amid Italy row

EU migrant talks hit rocks amid Italy row

Italy to recover migrant bodies as EU plan falters

Italy to recover migrant bodies as EU plan falters

Merkel confident Renzi will deliver on reforms

Merkel confident Renzi will deliver on reforms

Renzi uses Florence’s splendour to woo Merkel

Renzi uses Florence’s splendour to woo Merkel

‘EU must change economic gear’: Renzi

‘EU must change economic gear’: Renzi

Italian regional polls test Renzi’s popularity

Italian regional polls test Renzi’s popularity

Matteo Renzi denies Italy ‘flunked’ 2015 budget

Matteo Renzi denies Italy ‘flunked’ 2015 budget

Renzi seizes on markets strife in EU austerity fight

Renzi seizes on markets strife in EU austerity fight

‘Don’t treat us like school kids’: PM tells Germany

‘Don’t treat us like school kids’: PM tells Germany

PM shrugs off criticism over ‘lack of strategy’

PM shrugs off criticism over ‘lack of strategy’

‘Renzi blocked Letta from EU top job’

‘Renzi blocked Letta from EU top job’

Will Italy oust France as Germany’s EU ally?

Will Italy oust France as Germany’s EU ally?

‘Absolutely crucial’ UK stays in EU: Renzi

‘Absolutely crucial’ UK stays in EU: Renzi