Mario Monti http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24326/all en UPDATE 2-Italy jobless records put heat on Monti in poll race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-italy-jobless-records-put-heat-monti-poll-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Jobless rate stable at October record of 11.1 pct<br /> * Youth unemployment hits 37.1 pct, highest on record<br /> * Rising unemployment is key issue ahead of February<br /> election</p> <p> (Recasts lead, adds political comment, graphics)<br /> By Gavin Jones<br /> ROME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Youth unemployment in Italy rose to<br /> an all time high above 37 percent in November, data showed on<br /> Tuesday, piling pressure on outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti<br /> who is seeking a second term at national elections in February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-italy-jobless-records-put-heat-monti-poll-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Entertainment Labor economics Macroeconomics Mario Monti Mario Monti Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Recessions Socioeconomics Unemployment Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731603 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi seen falling short in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Predictions suggest Berlusconi cannot succeed</p> <p>* Based on regional opinion poll and projections</p> <p>* Sticking point could be Monti's demand for premiership</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has little chance of destabilising a centre-left government after Italy's February election and outgoing premier Mario Monti is the most likely to become kingmaker, one of Italy's top experts on voting trends said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732141 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Berlusconi seen falling short in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Predictions suggest Berlusconi cannot succeed</p> <p>* Based on regional opinion poll and projections</p> <p>* Sticking point could be Monti's demand for premiership</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has little chance of destabilising a centre-left government after Italy's February election and outgoing premier Mario Monti is the most likely to become kingmaker, one of Italy's top experts on voting trends said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732233 at http://www.globalpost.com Italians see instability after election, lose faith in Monti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monti loses popularity after entering race</p> <p>* Only 14 percent of Italians expect stable government</p> <p>* Grillo's populists lose ground under Berlusconi/Monti assault</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Only one in seven Italians believe a stable government will emerge from elections next month and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti's popularity has dropped to a new low since his entry into the race, an opinion poll said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733165 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy PM Monti opposes gay marriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/italy-pm-monti-opposes-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* As vote nears, support for Monti group faltering in polls</p> <p>* Debate on gay unions, adoption inflamed by court ruling</p> <p>* Gay activist candidate for Monti quits over "smear campaign"</p> <p>By Naomi O'Leary</p> <p>ROME, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, wading into an increasingly fraught debate in the home of Roman Catholicism a month before an election in which he is seeking a second term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/italy-pm-monti-opposes-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy LGBT Mario Monti Politics Politics of Italy Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735605 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi poll recovery shakes up Italy's election race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/berlusconi-poll-recovery-shakes-italys-election-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Raises likelihood of centre-left accord with Monti</p> <p>* Centre-right bloc gained 4 pct points in a week - poll</p> <p>* Prospects of Berlusconi victory still look remote</p> <p>By Steve Scherer</p> <p>ROME, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi extended his surge in Italy's opinion polls on Friday, increasing prospects that the centre-left Democratic Party now leading the race will have to seek a pact with Mario Monti's centrist bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/berlusconi-poll-recovery-shakes-italys-election-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736178 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Berlusconi poll recovery shakes up Italy election race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-berlusconi-poll-recovery-shakes-italy-election-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Berlusconi comments)</p> <p>* Raises likelihood of centre-left accord with Monti</p> <p>* Centre-right bloc gained 4 pct points in a week - poll</p> <p>* Prospects of Berlusconi victory still look remote</p> <p>By Steve Scherer</p> <p>ROME, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Four-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi extended his surge in Italy's opinion polls on Friday, increasing prospects that the centre-left Democratic Party now leading the race will have to seek a pact with Mario Monti's centrist bloc.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-berlusconi-poll-recovery-shakes-italy-election-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Mario Monti Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736438 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Monti calls for "radical reforms" in campaign launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/italys-monti-calls-radical-reforms-campaign-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti launched his campaign for a second term on Sunday with a speech calling for deep-rooted reforms to kick start economic growth, four weeks ahead of a parliamentary election.</p> <p>"Italy needs radical reforms. Radical reforms for those who are outside protected interest groups, and for young people who cannot find work because others are over-protected," the economist said at the launch of his campaign for the February 24-25 vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/italys-monti-calls-radical-reforms-campaign-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Human Interest Italy Mario Monti Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736965 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Monti defends his reform achievements in Davos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/italys-monti-defends-his-reform-achievements-davos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monti defends record in front of friendly business audience</p> <p>* Blames past governments for dragging Italy down</p> <p>* Says reforms must continue after Feburary election</p> <p>DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti defended his reform efforts in front of an audience of the world's financial elite on Wednesday and accused past governments of plunging Italy into a spiral of unemployment and stagnation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/italys-monti-defends-his-reform-achievements-davos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Human Interest Italy Mario Monti Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738501 at http://www.globalpost.com Monti promotes women's rights on Berlusconi sex trial day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/monti-promotes-womens-rights-berlusconi-sex-trial-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monti highlights need to fight abuse of women</p> <p>* Judges agree to postpone Berlusconi underage sex trial</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby</p> <p>ROME, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti spoke of the importance of women's rights on Monday, while his election rival Silvio Berlusconi sought to have his latest hearing in a trial for underage prostitution postponed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/monti-promotes-womens-rights-berlusconi-sex-trial-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:00:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745677 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's centre-left likely to need Monti to govern-final polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/italys-centre-left-likely-need-monti-govern-final-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The centre-left is on course to win Italy's election but it may have to form a coalition with outgoing premier Mario Monti, final polls before the Feb 24-25 vote showed on Friday.</p> <p>Polls published before a pre-vote blackout mostly showed Pierluigi Bersani's Democratic Party still five or more points ahead, despite a scandal over a bank it is linked to and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's continuing resurgence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/italys-centre-left-likely-need-monti-govern-final-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749878 at http://www.globalpost.com EU 'fears' Berlusconi's return to power: Monti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/eu-fears-berlusconis-return-power-monti-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday the European Union fears Silvio Berlusconi's return to power and his potential negative effect on the euro should his party win this month's election.</p> <p>"Berlusconi has disappointed me, he's missed all his important meetings and has betrayed the liberal revolution," said Monti, who succeeded the billionaire tycoon as prime minister in November 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/eu-fears-berlusconis-return-power-monti-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751880 at http://www.globalpost.com Sober man Monti promises hard truths for Italy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/sober-man-monti-promises-hard-truths-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cerebral economics professor Mario Monti may not get pulses racing but supporters at a rally on Friday said his blend of bitter economic medicine and European credentials are just what Italy needs.</p> <p>The outgoing prime minister told the crowd that the time for old-style politics was over and that he was the best man to lead Italy at a time of daunting economic challenges, as a general election looms next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/sober-man-monti-promises-hard-truths-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757086 at http://www.globalpost.com Monti: sober academic who saved Italy from default http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/monti-sober-academic-who-saved-italy-default <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Outgoing Premier Mario Monti, who is leading a centrist coalition in Italy's election race, is a former European commissioner who saved the country from financial crisis but at a steep social cost.</p> <p>Monti was installed by parliament at the head of an unelected, technocratic government in 2011 when his predecessor Silvio Berlusconi was forced to step down in a storm of sex scandals, market panic and party infighting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/monti-sober-academic-who-saved-italy-default" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Health Italy Labor Mario Monti Politics Prime Ministers of Italy Social Issues AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757926 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's vulnerable economy key player in election vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/italys-vulnerable-economy-key-player-election-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy may have escaped the ferocious grip of the eurozone debt crisis under Mario Monti's rule, but the country heading for the polls is still bogged down in recession and vulnerable to political turmoil.</p> <p>The buzzword on every candidate's lips is "spread" -- the differential between Italian and benchmark German bonds -- a term unknown to many here two years ago, but now used to stir up public sentiment over the state of the economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/italys-vulnerable-economy-key-player-election-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Italy Labor Law Mario Monti Prime Ministers of Italy AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759552 at http://www.globalpost.com