Italy: Conte officially takes over from Gentiloni

The outgoing Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni symbolically presents the new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday afternoon with the bell used to mark the beginning of the meetings of the Council of Ministers. IMAGES

Turkey’s Erdogan meets Italian PM Gentiloni

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome. IMAGES

Macron in Italy to discuss migration, future of Europe (2)

French President Emmanuel Macron meets Italian Council President Paolo Gentiloni on a visit to Rome. IMAGES

Paolo Gentiloni defends his mandate during press conference

Paolo Gentiloni defends his mandate during the traditional press conference at the end of the year, before the announcement by President Sergio Mattarella of the dissolution of the Italian Parliament. IMAGES

Italian Prime Minister calls for EU cooperation on migrants

Following a meeting with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni calls for EU countries to fulfill their obligations in the face of Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II. Macron responds by saying France will commit to increase its share of migrants.