Prime Ministers of Italy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24757/all en 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 5732141 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 5733165 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Berlusconi closing gap ahead of vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/italys-berlusconi-closing-gap-ahead-vote <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>* Centre-left lead still wide but clearly shrinking</p> <p>* Berlusconi support buoyed by strong TV showing</p> <p>* Poll commissioned by Berlusconi puts him just 4.5 points behind</p> <p>* Monti calls Berlusconi "Pied Piper" and "old illusionist"</p> <p>By Gavin Jones</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/italys-berlusconi-closing-gap-ahead-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:30 +0000 5734344 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 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 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 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 5738501 at http://www.globalpost.com Investors grow cagey as Italy election nears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/investors-grow-cagey-italy-election-nears <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>* Risk of election upset prompts investors to take profits</p> <p>* Debt demand reflects hunt for yield, short-term confidence shaky</p> <p>* German state election suggests voters no longer scared of change</p> <p>By Sinead Cruise</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - As Silvio Berlusconi's pre-election media blitz intensifies, so do fears of a costly detour from Italy's road back to economic strength.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/investors-grow-cagey-italy-election-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:15:19 +0000 5738683 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Monte Paschi scandal menaces frontrunner in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-monte-paschi-scandal-menaces-frontrunner-italy-electio <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>* Uproar over risky derivatives trades could affect centre-left</p> <p>* Pollster expects lead to narrow due to anti-bank feeling</p> <p>* Scandal could also affect centrist bloc of Mario Monti (adds quotes, recasts)</p> <p>By Naomi O'Leary</p> <p>ROME, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A growing bank scandal in Italy on Friday threatened to hurt both the centre-left frontrunners and outgoing premier Mario Monti, as a survey suggested that next month's election could usher in new instability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-monte-paschi-scandal-menaces-frontrunner-italy-electio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:31 +0000 5739487 at http://www.globalpost.com Bank scandal helps surge by Berlusconi ahead of Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bank-scandal-helps-surge-berlusconi-ahead-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>* Berlusconi now five points behind centre left</p> <p>* Centre left loses support over bank scandal</p> <p>* Pollsters still think Berlusconi unlikely to win</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A growing scandal at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world's oldest bank, has helped Silvio Berlusconi close the gap with the centre-left frontrunners to five percent, its tightest so far, weeks before Italy's election, a poll showed on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/bank-scandal-helps-surge-berlusconi-ahead-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:31:23 +0000 5743068 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian centre-left leader attacks 'shameful fables' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/italian-centre-left-leader-attacks-shameful-fables <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>Italian Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Friday attacked his rivals for their "shameful fables" at a rally in Florence ahead of elections later this month in which he is the favourite.</p> <p>"We are living through Italy's worst post-war crisis," Bersani told a crowd of supporters in a theatre in the city where his former rival for the party leadership, Matteo Renzi, is mayor.</p> <p>Referring to recent promises of tax cuts from his main rivals -- outgoing prime minister Mario Monti and controversial former premier Silvio Berlusconi -- he said they were "shameful fables".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/italian-centre-left-leader-attacks-shameful-fables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:30:52 +0000 5743466 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Berlusconi offers big tax cuts in "last great battle" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-berlusconi-offers-big-tax-cuts-last-great-battle <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>* Promises to reimburse Italians for real estate tax</p> <p>* Says sure centre-right will win Feb. 24-25 elections</p> <p>* Will cut number of parliamentarians, end political funding</p> <p>* Opponents deride speech, accusing him of propaganda (Adds reaction, promise to cut personal income tax rates)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-berlusconi-offers-big-tax-cuts-last-great-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:08:05 +0000 5744553 at http://www.globalpost.com Media, opposition, lampoon Berlusconi over tax cut promise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/media-opposition-lampoon-berlusconi-over-tax-cut-promise <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>* Berlusconi tax-cut proposal the talk of Italy</p> <p>* Many sceptical about source of alternative revenues</p> <p>* Gap with leading centre left narrows in polls</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>ROME, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's rivals lampooned him as a snake charmer and a TV huckster selling pots and pans on Monday after he promised sweeping tax cuts if his centre right wins Italy's election this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/media-opposition-lampoon-berlusconi-over-tax-cut-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Italy Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:18 +0000 5745439 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 5745677 at http://www.globalpost.com Italians don't believe Berlusconi tax promises-poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/italians-dont-believe-berlusconi-tax-promises-poll <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>* Italians don't buy tax refund pledge</p> <p>* Berlusconi closes gap with centre-left but not enough</p> <p>* Monti disappoints</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Most Italians do not believe Silvio Berlusconi's promises to cut taxes, despite a "shock proposal" to pay back a hated housing levy in a last lap attempt to win this month's election, two new opinion polls showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/italians-dont-believe-berlusconi-tax-promises-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:00:50 +0000 5746397 at http://www.globalpost.com