7 June 2006

Has the bella game gone brutta?

A crisis in Italian football? Don't believe the British hype.

11 April 2006

Prodi v Berlusconi: Italy’s ugliest election?

In the absence of any big ideological differences, Romano Prodi and Silvio Berlusconi traded barroom insults instead.

28 March 2006

No-go Italy

Treviso's car ban on 'Environment Day' shows that when it comes to green issues, Italian voters have no choice.

14 July 2005

Were Londoners told the truth?

A couple of hours after the bombs, Italian news agencies were reporting that 50 people had died - but the UK press took a lot longer to come clean.

16 June 2005

Infertile democracy

A low turnout in Italy's fertility referendum was interpreted as a sign of voter stupidity

8 June 2004

No beating about the Bush

Why so few demonstrators rumbled the American president in Rome.

14 May 2004


From radical campaigning to blockading Italian docks in the name of EU agricultural legislation.

18 December 2003

Kyoto COP out

Report from Milan on the UN conference on climate change.

30 October 2003

Behind the lines of the general strike

A report from Italy on the 'part-time protest' over pension reforms.

10 July 2003

When il capo met kapo

Dominic Standish reports from Italy on why Europe failed to get Silvio Berlusconi's 'ironic joke'.