The Party of Silvio Berlusconi, Forza Italia, took a beating in yesterday’s European and provincial elections. It went from 25.2% in the European election of 1999 to 21% yesterday. But compared to its vote in the last national election in 2001, it fell by 8.5% - a disaster for any party. But, as this is Italian...

Over a million and a half people from all parts of Italy crowded into Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni last Saturday (6 December) to attend the ’Defend Your Future’ rally organised by Italy’s three biggest union federations - Cgil, Cisl, Uil. Many had travelled overnight to take part in the...

1,500,000 take to the streets on day of general strike over pensions.

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