Silvio Berlusconi

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The Guardian view on Italy’s failing left: time to rethink and reset | Editorial
Editorial: As it prepares to elect a new leader, the centre-left Democratic party is suffering an identity crisis


19, Feb, 2023 @5:53 PM

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From Wagatha Christie to Donald Trump: can rapid-fire real-life drama upstage the news?
Dramatising the latest watercooler story doesn’t guarantee you box-office success. The stiffest competition may come from reality’s own high drama

Arifa Akbar

13, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fleabag producer brings Berlusconi musical to London stage
‘Fierce, feminist’ show from Francesca Moody is written by former Grange Hill actors Ricky Simmonds and Simon Vaughan and tells an ‘almost true’ story

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

23, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Pope prays for ‘unity and peace in Italy’ as Giorgia Meloni takes power
Country’s first female prime minister leads the most rightwing government since the second world war

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

23, Oct, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Pilgrims to Mussolini’s birthplace pray that new PM will resurrect a far-right Italy
In Predappio, supporters celebrate victory of their first female prime minister Giorgia Meloni, leader of a party with neo-fascist origins

Angela Giuffrida in Predappio

23, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Italy’s Giorgia Meloni: an ambiguous figure with a tough job ahead
Far-right Brothers of Italy leader is now in charge of navigating economic crisis – and she’s wasting no time

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Oct, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Italy’s far-right coalition in turmoil over Berlusconi Ukraine comments
Former Italian PM accused Ukraine’s president of provoking Russian invasion in leaked recording

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

20, Oct, 2022 @10:42 PM

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Berlusconi said he received vodka from Putin for birthday, reports say
La Presse agency publishes audio suggesting 20 bottles arrived for 86th birthday after pair ‘re-establish’ ties

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

18, Oct, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Italy: Berlusconi calls Meloni ‘patronising’ and ‘bossy’ as relations fray
Three-time former PM’s outburst comes as their parties scramble to form a coalition government

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

16, Oct, 2022 @3:04 PM

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Italy’s drift to the far right began long before the rise of Giorgia Meloni | David Broder
A normalisation of far-right parties dating back to Berlusconi has paved the way, says the author David Broder

David Broder

26, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Italian election 2022: live official results
The rightwing coalition led by Giorgi Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has won a clear majority and will form the next government

Antonio Voce and Seán Clarke

26, Sep, 2022 @8:11 AM

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Italy elections: Giorgia Meloni hails ‘night of pride’ as exit polls point to far-right coalition victory
The leader of the Brothers of Italy party appears set to become country’s first female PM

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

26, Sep, 2022 @3:15 AM

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