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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Beppe Grillo's party no longer a standing joke in Italian politics

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Beppe Grillo adds a new dynamic after his party wins a quarter of the lower house votes Comedian's party no longer the standing joke in politics ... yesterday. Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement (M5S) captured more than a quarter of the vote for the lower house, incredibly becoming the biggest individual party in parliament and the number ...

  2. News - World

    Grillo calls for renegotiation of Italy's public debt

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Grillo urges overhaul of Italy's public debt Beppe Grillo, whose anti-establishment party unexpectedly captured a quarter of the vote in Italy's ... weekly Focus. "When [public debt] interest payments reach €100 billion (HK$1 trillion) a year, we're dead. There are no alternatives" to debt renegotiation, Grillo was quoted ...

  3. News - World - ITALY

    Italian voters shun 5-Star as coalition gets needed electoral boost

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Prime Minister Enrico Letta's fragile coalition government a badly needed boost in local elections, shunning Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement just three months after ... will emerge from the longest economic recession in its post-war history. Fiery comic Grillo's 5-Star Movement did not win in any of the 564 towns and cities that voted and gained only 12.8 per ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... trying to get back together to carry out reforms to the things that they have destroyed Italian comic-turned-politician Beppe Grillo ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics of debt stymies Italy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... election. There may still be a chance that the centre-left Democrats could break the deadlock with Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right group and the Five Star Movement of comedian Beppe Grillo ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Grillo rejects Bersani's call for Italy coalition

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Rome Centre-left leader calls on former comedian to help govern amid prospect of hung parliament Bersani appeals to populist Grillo, eyeing coalition Beppe Grillo, whose ... Bersani's bloc needs to bring in Grillo or join with former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, who lost to Bersani by less than half a percentage point in the lower house. No coalition was able ...

  7. News - World - EUROPE

    UK Eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage forms European Parliament group

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... of members from UKIP, followed by 17 from the Italian populist 5 Star Movement led by Beppe Grillo. The other MEPs are from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Latvia, as well as France's ...

  8. News - World - ITALY

    Italy's lower house chooses journalist as new speaker

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Bersani is appealing to members of Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement- a move criticised by Silvio Berlusconi's People of Liberty Party. The gridlock over naming the speakers illustrates ... with a majority in the lower house while Berlusconi and Grillo, an ex-comic, each won a blocking minority in the Senate. Vito Crimi, Five Star's head in the Senate, praised Bersani for backing ...

  9. News - World - ITALY

    Italian parties agree to back Marini for president

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Beppe Grillo, an ex-comedian who heads the anti-establishment Five Star Movement party, derided the choice as a "dodgy deal" between left and right. Grillo said his party's candidate was Rodota, an academic who has long campaigned for civil rights. Marini's election "would be a disaster", Grillo said. "He was a Christian Democrat, a trade unionist, ...

  10. News - World - ITALY

    Berlusconi conviction leaves Italian government hanging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:50am by Reuters in Rome

    ... conviction is like the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989,” crowed Beppe Grillo, leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and a ferocious critic of Berlusconi. Berlusconi said he would continue ... of the coalition with Letta. His conviction is like the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 Anti-establishment critic Beppe Grillo Senior allies also reacted with bitterness, but said the ruling would not hit ...




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