Italian Parliament

Italian parliament debates Berlusconi expulsion

Italy`s parliament today began debating the expulsion of Silvio Berlusconi in a momentous move that will rattle but not bring down the government and leave the billionaire tycoon more at risk of arrest.

Nov 27, 2013, 21:13 PM IST

Italy PM Letta faces showdown in Parliament after Berlusconi crisis

Silvio Berlusconi fought to hold his fractious center-right party together on Tuesday a day before a showdown in the Italian parliament that will decide whether Prime Minister Enrico Letta can survive in office.

Oct 01, 2013, 23:40 PM IST

Italy`s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

Giulio Andreotti was one of postwar Italy`s most powerful men: He helped draft the country`s constitution after World War II, served as its premier seven times and spent 60 years in Parliament.

May 06, 2013, 17:59 PM IST

Italian Parliament dissolved, elections to be held in February

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has dissolved the country`s Parliament, the latest development in the ongoing political crisis.

Dec 23, 2012, 08:56 AM IST

Italian Parliament backs anti-graft bill

The Italian Parliament has approved the government`s anti-corruption bill that seeks to increase jail terms in graft cases, among other measures.

Nov 01, 2012, 23:07 PM IST

Italy's Monti to face key final vote on austerity today

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will face a confidence vote on Thursday that he called to speed up final approval of a 33-billion-euro (27.5 billion pound) austerity package aimed at restoring market confidence in the eurozone's third-biggest economy.

Dec 22, 2011, 09:09 AM IST

Berlusconi to face crunch vote today, pressure to quit

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, under massive pressure to resign, faces a crucial vote on public finances in parliament on Tuesday which could sink his government if enough party rebels desert him.

Nov 08, 2011, 11:13 AM IST

Italian parliament passes austerity package

The Italian parliament gave final approval on Wednesday to a 54 billion euro package of austerity measures the centre-right government has put forward to balance the budget by 2013.

Sep 15, 2011, 08:56 AM IST

Italian Parliament Commission approves burqa ban

A draft law banning women from wearing veils was approved in Italy.

Aug 03, 2011, 00:43 AM IST