Giorgio Napolitano http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36223/all en Italian president snubs German candidate over "clown" comment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-10 <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>BERLIN, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has cancelled a dinner with German chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrueck after the centre-left politician called former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and comic-turned-politician Beppe Grillo a pair of "clowns".</p> <p>A spokesman for Steinbrueck said Napolitano, who is on an official visit to Germany, had called off a dinner scheduled for Wednesday in Berlin. The spokesman said Steinbrueck understood the Italian president's reasons for cancelling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/blank-headline-received-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beppe Grillo Computer programming Giorgio Napolitano Italy Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768416 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian president says forming new gov't cannot be rushed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/blank-headline-received-4 <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>BERLIN, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe.</p> <p>Napolitano told reporters during a visit to Berlin that the Italian constitution requires 20 days between elections - which were held on Sunday and Monday - and the new parliament sitting for the first time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Giorgio Napolitano Italian Life Senators Napolitano Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769547 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel, Italian president discuss political deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/merkel-italian-president-discuss-political-deadlock <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>German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence in Italian politicians' "sense of responsibility" after inconclusive elections, at a meeting with Italy's president Thursday, her spokesman said.</p> <p>"The chancellor expressed her confidence in the sense of responsibility of the political forces in Italy who now have to form a government capable of acting in this complex situation," Steffen Seibert said in a written statement.</p> <p>It was the chancellor's first comment on this week's Italian elections, albeit through her spokesman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/merkel-italian-president-discuss-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chancellors of Germany Giorgio Napolitano Government AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:17:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769983 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2200 GMT March 5 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-march-5 <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>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>UNITED NATIONS - The United States and China reached a deal that "significantly expands" U.N. sanctions on North Korea for its third nuclear test, eliciting a renewed threat by Pyongyang on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-march-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Human Interest Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:25:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774364 at http://www.globalpost.com Gridlocked Italian parliament fails to elect speakers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/italy-parliament-convenes-seek-way-out-election-gridlock <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>By Giselda Vagnoni and Giuseppe Fonte</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new parliament sat on Friday for the first time since an inconclusive general election produced a political stalemate that meant deputies and senators were unable even to elect speakers for either chamber.</p> <p>The February election gave the centre left a majority in the lower house but not in the Senate, leaving it unable to form a government and raising the spectre of a return to the polls and the threat of renewed market turmoil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/italy-parliament-convenes-seek-way-out-election-gridlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783977 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden, in Rome for pope's inauguration, meets Napolitano http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/biden-rome-popes-inauguration-meets-napolitano <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>US Vice President Joe Biden traded quips Monday with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on the eve of a grand mass to inaugurate Pope Francis.</p> <p>"I didn't realise you'd arrange for a new pope so quickly," Biden joked, prompting Napolitano to reply: "They are quicker than Italian politics."</p> <p>Italy remains locked in a political stalemate since February 24-25 elections failed to produce a clear winner.</p> <p>Napolitano, 87, will begin meeting party leaders on Wednesday with a view to forming a government and ending the impasse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/biden-rome-popes-inauguration-meets-napolitano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biden Giorgio Napolitano Giorgio Napolitano Napolitano AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:30:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5786779 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy president to announce on Friday next step in trying to form government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italy-president-announce-friday-next-step-trying-form-governmen <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 (Reuters) - President Giorgio Napolitano said he would announce on Friday his decision on the next steps towards forming a new Italian government.</p> <p>Napolitano made a brief announcement to reporters at his Quirinale palace on Thursday evening, after completing two days of consultations with political parties on how to end a deep impasse following inconclusive elections in February.</p> <p>"I need to review my ideas on what decision to take. Tomorrow I will announce and explain them," Napolitano said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italy-president-announce-friday-next-step-trying-form-governmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790267 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Italy president to unveil decision on new government Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-italy-president-unveil-decision-new-government-friday <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 President Giorgio Napolitano said he will announce on Friday his decision as to who will be asked to form a government in the eurozone's third biggest economy following inconclusive elections.</p> <p>"Tomorrow I will present the decision," Napolitano said at the close of two-day talks with political leaders on how to resolve a deadlock caused by last month's elections.</p> <p>ide/dt/gk</p> Giorgio Napolitano AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:01:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790272 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian marines accused of killing fishermen to return to India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italian-marines-accused-killing-fishermen-return-india <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 (Reuters) - Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will return to India on Friday, the Italian government said, reversing a previous decision not to send them back to face trial after a home visit.</p> <p>"The Italian government requested and received written assurances from the Indian authorities regarding the treatment of the marines and the protection of their fundamental rights," the government said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italian-marines-accused-killing-fishermen-return-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Giorgio Napolitano Hospitality Law Piracy Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:02:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790327 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian president summons centre-left leader amid deadlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/italian-president-summons-centre-left-leader-amid-deadlock <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 (Reuters) - President Giorgio Napolitano called centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani to a meeting at 5 p.m. (04:00 a.m. British time) on Friday after concluding consultations with political leaders on how to end Italy's political deadlock.</p> <p>A statement from Napolitano's palace did not give the reason for the meeting, but Bersani says he should have the first crack at trying to form a government following inconclusive elections last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/italian-president-summons-centre-left-leader-amid-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:45:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5791068 at http://www.globalpost.com Leftist Bersani gets nod to form Italy government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/leftist-bersani-gets-nod-form-italy-government <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>Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani got the formal go-ahead on Friday to try to form Italy's next government after his coalition won elections last month but failed to get an overall majority.</p> <p>"I have asked Bersani to verify whether he has the parliamentary support required to form a new government. He will report back to me as soon as possible," President Giorgio Napolitano said after two days of consultations with political leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/leftist-bersani-gets-nod-form-italy-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Italy AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791280 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian president at centre of storm as deadlock continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/italys-bersani-makes-last-ditch-appeal-government-deal <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>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 87-year-old President Giorgio Napolitano will face the greatest test of his career during his final weeks in office as he tries to end the standoff preventing a new government being formed more than a month after elections.</p> <p>Following widespread reports he may resign to open the way for a new vote, Napolitano pledged to remain in office at the Quirinale palace until his term ends on May 15, averting the immediate threat of further turmoil.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/italys-bersani-makes-last-ditch-appeal-government-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy in Italy Europe Giorgio Napolitano Government Italian Life Senators Italy Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy War Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:46:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796261 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Italy government talks end still in deadlock: presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130329/urgent-italy-government-talks-end-still-deadlock-presidency <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>Talks between Italian political leaders on forming a new government following inconclusive elections wrapped up on Friday with no end to the deadlock, President Giorgio Napolitano's office said.</p> <p>"The president will take some time for reflection," spokesman Pasquale Cascella said, adding that there would be no announcement on Friday following daylong consultations.</p> <p>pho-dt/boc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Giorgio Napolitano AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797244 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy president's office summons media, no word on statement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/italy-presidents-office-summons-media-no-word-statement <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 (Reuters) - The Italian president's office said on Saturday it was opening its press room at 12 noon British Time but gave no details of any statement that may come, following reports that the head of state is considering standing down to hasten early elections.</p> <p>A source close to the situation told Reuters on Saturday that President Giorgio Napolitano was looking at the option of resigning early to get around get around constitutional provisions which prevent a president dissolving parliament in the final months of his mandate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/italy-presidents-office-summons-media-no-word-statement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Thomson Reuters Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5797494 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy president says will remain in office until mandate ends http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/italy-president-says-will-remain-office-until-mandate-ends <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 (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Saturday he would remain in office until his mandate ends on May 15, ruling out an immediate resignation to allow new elections to be held as soon as possible.</p> <p>Napolitano told reporters that the failure of political parties to reach agreement on forming a new government after last month's deadlocked elections had shown that his options were limited.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130330/italy-president-says-will-remain-office-until-mandate-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Thomson Reuters Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5797520 at http://www.globalpost.com