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Dario Fo - a committed revolutionary who stood against the state

14 October 2016
Nobel Prize-winning playwright and revolutionary activist Dario Fo, who has died at the age of 90, was one of the most important writers in Italian history, writes Mark Brown

Populist right wins in Italian elections

07 June 2016
Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement moved one step closer to governing the capital Rome on Monday.

Britain denies help to refugees in ship horror

06 January 2015
The true horrors of the European Union’s “Fortress Europe” have been revealed again over the new year. 

Greece's government faces collapse as general strikes rock Italy and Belgium

16 December 2014
The year that was meant to bring relief to the eurozone’s crisis is instead ending in strikes, stock exchange runs and political collapse on some of its key battlegrounds.

International round-up

09 December 2014
Mexican students' body found; millions of workers set strike in Italy; and coordinated strikes grip Belgian capital

Tax revolts and 'pitchfork protests' - if we don’t fight austerity then other forces will

07 January 2014
Sylvestre Jaffard asks if the protests against governments of the centre left in Italy and France are the shape of things to come

Students protest over Italy budget

19 November 2013
Thousands of students protested in Rome and other Italian cities last week against massive cuts in the 2014 budget

Lampedusa survivors kept in detention

12 November 2013
Italian authorities have arrested a man for being one of the traffickers responsible for a fatal sinking last month, when at least 366 migrants died. 

International round-up

21 May 2013
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela

Technocrats fill Italy's coalition

30 April 2013
Italy’s newly elected prime minister Enrico Letta has formed a coalition government. It brings together his own centre-left Democratic party with Silvio Berlusconi’s  People of Freedom camp.

Italian president faces protests

23 April 2013
The Italian parliament has re-elected Giorgio Napolitano as its president in the sixth round of voting. The country has been gripped by a political crisis since a general election in February failed to deliver a majority.

Move to false ‘unity’ in Italy

05 April 2013
Political parties in Italy face mounting pressure to form a “unity” government and end the impasse that has gripped the country since February's inconclusive elections.

No government formed in Italy

21 March 2013
Italy’s ruling class is in disarray.

International news round-up

31 December 2012
Monti will run against Berlusconi Italy’s ruling class is in turmoil once more in the run-up to next month’s general election.

International news round-up

27 November 2012
Italy’s students occupy and march City centres across Italy were brought to a halt on Saturday of last week as students and workers marched against the austerity measures implemented by Mario Monti’s government.

Europe rocked by general strikes in Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece

14 November 2012
Workers walked out today in general strikes across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Belgium.

14 November will be a day of strikes across southern Europe

30 October 2012
Millions of workers in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are set to walk out together in less than two weeks time, in an unprecedented general strike across southern Europe.

The debt crisis spreads from Greece across Europe

02 October 2012
France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and—last but not least—Spain. A storm of anti-austerity protest has been sweeping through Europe.

Bank crisis could let Berlusconi return

17 July 2012
Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded some of Italy’s major banks on Monday of this week.

Italy: one crisis follows another

10 April 2012
Mario Monti’s government in Italy is in a deepening crisis. He has watered down his flagship labour reforms, and now business leaders have slammed them.

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