Monday, Italy PM Mario Monti announced a new plan to help tackle the nation s deficit.
Former European Commissioner Mario Monti's first day on the job. After a weekend of frenetic activity in Italy, President Giorgio Napolitano appointed Monti as head of a new government on Sunday. Now Monti has to hold talks with the main politicial parties and appoint what's expected to be a relatively small cabinet. His technocrat government will have its work cut out.
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi threatens to bring down Mario Monti's technocratic government, a day after receiving a jail sentence for tax fraud.
Commuters have been left waiting in vain for taxis across Italy, as drivers object to government plans to liberalise services. Prime Minister Mario Monti is trying to boost competition in the services.
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