Mario Draghi Saved the Euro. Can He Now Save Italy?

Mario Draghi has broad support as he tries to form a new government and restore Italy’s credibility and clout in Brussels. But Italian politics is a dangerous place for an enigmatic technocrat.

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Mario Draghi Is Asked to Form Government in Italy

The sudden ascent of the man credited with helping save the euro was a pipe dream for Italians frustrated with a coalition paralyzed by ideological schisms and incompetence.

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Italy Looks to Mario Draghi to Solve Crisis, to Delight of Pro-E.U. Politicians

After a last-ditch attempt to revive Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s majority failed, Italy’s president summoned Mr. Draghi, the ex-head of the European Central Bank, to discuss leading Italy through the coronavirus emergency.

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After Government Falls, Italy Must Navigate Pandemic on ‘Cruise Control’

The country is no stranger to political chaos. But it now faces the unsettling prospect of going rudderless during the coronavirus crisis.

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Italy Prime Minister Resigns After Weeks of Infighting

Intrigue chipped away at Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s parliamentary majority even as the country’s coronavirus death toll passed 85,000.

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Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, Resigns After Weeks of Infighting

Intrigue chipped away at Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s parliamentary majority even as the country’s coronavirus death toll passed 85,000.

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Giuseppe Conte to Resign as Italian Prime Minister

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government is likely to collapse, leaving Italy in an uncertain political situation with Covid-19 infections still very high.

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As Political Crisis Meets Pandemic, Italians Wonder, Why?

The government survived a near-collapse, but it remained unclear just what Matteo Renzi, the ambitious former prime minister, hoped to gain by provoking it.

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Italy’s Government Enters a Crisis in Middle of Pandemic

The wobbly coalition between unpopular populists and the center-left establishment risked implosion amid power struggles and ideological disputes over E.U. funds.

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The Virus That Stole Most of 2020 Now Steals Christmas, Too

Across Italy and beyond, those who lost loved ones this year had looked forward to a holiday with the rest of their friends and relatives. But for many, it’s not to be.

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The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy

The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be.

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Italy Leaders Hail Genoa’s New Bridge as Sign of Resilience

Less than two years after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge killed 43 people and embarrassed the nation, Italy inaugurated its replacement, and vowed to do better.

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How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

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Older Italians Warily Eye Young Crowds, Fearing 2nd Coronavirus Wave

As the country cautiously emerges from lockdown, anxieties have centered on public gatherings of teenagers and young adults — unfairly, some experts say.

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Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.

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Italy Is Reopening but Its Schools Aren’t. What’s a Parent to Do?

Millions of Italians went back to the office this week. But with schools and day care closed and grandparents at risk, many feel the coronavirus has upended their futures as working parents.

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In the Coronavirus Crisis, True Leaders Stand Out

Swift action, compassion and trust in science mark the most effective responses to the coronavirus.

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Genoa’s New Bridge Nears Completion, Turning Tragedy Into Hope

Nearly two years after 43 people died when a bridge collapsed, its replacement, built in record time, has become a symbol of Italian can-do.

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Europe Needs to Come Together. But Not Like This.

It’s neither necessary nor prudent to distribute debt across the Continent.

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Coronavirus Has Lifted Leaders Everywhere. Don’t Expect That to Last.

Popular support for nearly every head of government has risen during this crisis. History suggests harsh reckonings as the panic eases.

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Italy Announces Restrictions Over Entire Country in Attempt to Halt Coronavirus

All of Italy’s 60 million people are coming under restrictions that had earlier applied to the northern part of the country.

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On Day 1 of Broad Lockdown, a Debate Arises: Can Italians Follow the Rules?

Italy’s prime minister implored the public to cooperate in the largest clampdown against the coronavirus in the Western world. “We are the new Wuhan,” said one Milan resident.

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