Italian elections http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33896/all en Europe hangs on Italian elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130218/europe-italy-elections <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">ROME &mdash; Rome is awash in political posters.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">They&#39;re plastered on buses, billboards, even the Segways that bear footsore tourists through ancient cobbled streets, with messages from a seemingly baffling array of 25 parties and coalitions competing in parliamentary elections on Sunday and Monday.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">Although actually a relatively simple contest, however, the elections could have a profound impact on the future of Italy and the entire euro zone.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130218/europe-italy-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italian elections World Leaders Elections Want to Know Global Economy Italy Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5759374 at http://www.globalpost.com New Italian gov't led by PM Enrico Letta buoys markets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130429/new-italian-government-led-enrico-letta-buoys-markets BRUSSELS — Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, who was sworn in on Sunday, seeks the backing of parliament in a confidence vote on Monday. Markets opened with relief Monday that Italy finally has a new government two months after the general election. The Milan stock index performed robustly Monday morning and Italy sold government bonds at its lowest rates since October 2010.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130429/new-italian-government-led-enrico-letta-buoys-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italian elections Want to Know Politics Global Economy Italy Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:44:00 +0000 Paul Ames and Priyanka Boghani 5827712 at http://www.globalpost.com