ENRICO LETTA

  • Matteo Renzi set to become Italy's youngest Prime Minister February 17, 2014

    Centreleft leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest Prime Minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession. Letta bowed out on Friday after his Democratic Party (PD)...
  • Italian marines' case may impact ties with India: European Union January 30, 2014

    The president of the European Commission has said the issue of the Italian marines in India may have an "impact" on the European UnionIndia relations and "will be assessed carefully". Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, met Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Brussels Wednesday and discussed the...
  • Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office, rules court October 19, 2013

    A Milan court on Saturday ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud. But, since Berlusconi is a senator, the court's decision will have no immediate effect and his expulsion from the Senate will depend on...
  • Silvio Berlusconi ministers resign; Italy govt in crisis September 29, 2013

    Milan: Italy's fragile coalition government was pushed into a fullfledged crisis on Saturday after five ministers from former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's political party announced their resignations. The move drew the ire of Premier Enrico Letta, who accused Berlusconi of a "crazy" gesture aimed at covering up his personal affairs. The fivemonthold government...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit September 7, 2013

    Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin "We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies." "The situation in the global economy looks better now than it did...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Italian PM August 26, 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday met with visiting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concerns. "The two leaders discussed the ways to enhance the economic and commercial ties between the two counties," said a statement issued by Afghanistan's presidential palace Arg, Xinhua reported. While...
  • Italy: Two policemen hurt in shooting near PM's office April 28, 2013

    Rome: A man was arrested on Sunday after shooting and wounding two police officers outside the Italian prime minister's office in central Rome, police said. One of the wounded law enforcers had been shot in the neck and was in a serious condition, a police official said. The shootings took place as...
  • Stalemate over, Italy's Letta names new government April 28, 2013

    Rome: Italian centreleft politician Enrico Letta named a coalition government on Saturday, making one of Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies deputy prime minister and ending two months of damaging political stalemate. Letta has said his priorities would be the economy, unemployment and restoring faith in Italy's discredited political institutions as well as...
  • Italy: Enrico Letta forms new government April 27, 2013

    Rome: Italian centreleft politician Enrico Letta said on Saturday he had won support of other parties to form a coalition government that will include one of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies as deputy prime minister. Letta met President Giorgio Napolitano after talks with Berlusconi and leaders of his...
  • Italy president names Enrico Letta to form new govt April 24, 2013

    Rome: Italian politician Enrico Letta received a mandate to form a new government from President Giorgio Napolitano, an official at the Quirinale Palace announced on Wednesday. Letta, the nephew of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's longtime chief of staff Gianni Letta and deputy leader of the Democratic Party, is considered a...