If there's one thing Italian politics doesn't need, it's continued instability. But a new electoral law, to be tested for the first time when voters go to the polls in March, adds yet another element of uncertainty to the 2018 election. When the current prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, was appointed in December 2016, he was the fifth new PM in as m...

The Italian government has set March 4 as the date for the next parliamentary election, formally launching what is shaping up to be a bruising campaign. The decision Thursday was made after President Sergio Mattarella formally dissolved the sitting legislature following meetings with Premier Paolo Gentiloni and the heads of both houses of parliamen...

In an open letter, I call on President Gentiloni to help strengthen the human resources of our consular network. Here is the text: “Dear Mr. Gentiloni, I have recently visited several Italian communities in North and Central America, and I also met with the consulates and the staff who provide an important service to fellow countrymen far away from...

Sulla dodicesima Street lo aspettavano tutti. In fila. Qualcuno con l’ombrello aperto per ripararsi dalla pioggia. Altri sotto i rami delle piante che impreziosiscono le facciate dei palazzi del quartiere. Si parla italiano, nell’attesa. Poi i controlli, all’ingresso. Borse, attrezzature, zaini. Infine l’arrivo alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Al...

The number of Italians in work rose to pre-recession levels in July, according to figures from national number-crunching agency Istat. For the first time since before the start of the country's long recession, the number of people in work has topped 23 million. In total, 23.06 million people were registered as working in July, a figure which has no...

Designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Napoli Afragola can legitimately claim to be a station of the future. Italy’ Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived on a Frecciarossa 1000 on June 6 to formally open the station, which is located to the north of the city’s international airport. London-based architects Zaha Hadid began designing the...

“I’m Staying in the South” looks set to be the name of the new incentive to encourage entrepreneurship among young people who decide to not leave the South of Italy, where youth unemployment is a record highs. The norm under study would merge with the so-called “Decree for the South” that the government is preparing to help boose the economy in thi...

Weeks before President Donald Trump's first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion in his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May.Standing alongside Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni, Trump praised Italy's contributions to the wars in Ira...

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni will say in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington Thursday that "I think that maintaining the joint alliance of Italy and the United States is not only an opportunity, but also a political duty," according to sources aboard the plane taking him to the US capital. "We need...

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni will fly to Washington and Ottawa meet U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April, ahead of a Group of Seven summit in Italy the following month. Gentiloni will meet Trump at the White House on April 20, and Trudeau the next day, a statement from the prime minister's office...