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Italy Austerity

Strong Culture, Weak Economy Collide In Italian Lunch Tradition

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie ROME, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Of all the statistics available on Italy and its varied economic problems, few are as eye-...

Note to Italy: Please Send Us More Saracenos

William K. Black | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Italians have to choose. They can continue to waste the talents of millions of Italians, particularly their young, through Great Depression levels of unemployment. Alternatively, Italy could decide to end its recession, employ its people and create a group of world class universities.

Strikes Sweep Europe To Protest Austerity

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

* Police, protesters clash in Madrid; 81 arrests in Spain * Flights, trains cancelled, factories at standstill * Demonst...

Jobless Man Sets Himself On Fire Outside Italy's Presidential Palace

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

ROME, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A man who had lost his job and feared he could no longer support his family doused himself in alcohol and set himself on fi...

Italian Man Protests On Top Of St. Peter's Dome

AP | PAOLO SANTALUCIA | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

VATICAN CITY — An Italian man gave up his protest atop the St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday evening, after more than 24 hours perched on the 13...

Italy's New PM Wins Second Confidence Vote

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.18.2012 | World

ROME -- Italian Premier Mario Monti insisted Friday he intended to govern until elections in 2013, urging lawmakers not to "pull the plug" before then...

Italy Receives Stiff Warning On Emergency Austerity Plan

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 11.03.2011 | Business

CERNOBBIO, Italy -- Italy's government, waffling for weeks on an emergency austerity plan, received a stern warning Saturday from the European central...

Italy's Largest Union Threatens To Strike Over New Austerity Package

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business

ROME — The leader of Italy's largest union is threatening a general strike against an austerity package that Premier Silvio Berlusconi's governm...

Europe's Second-Biggest Debtor Nation Calls Emergency Talks

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

ROME (Giselda Vagnoni and James Mackenzie) - Financial market pressure on Italy intensified on Tuesday, sucking Europe's second biggest debtor natio...

Italy Plans To Bolster Austerity Plan, Pass Through Parliament By Friday

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

(AP) MILAN -- Italy will strengthen its package of austerity measures and get it through parliament by Friday, finance minister Giulio Tremonti pledge...