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Andrea Affaticati
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is a Milan-based journalist writing for Il Foglio magazine and other Italian and German media.

Italy is heading to the polls to vote on constitutional reform on December 4 – and the EU will be watching closely if yet another member descends into political chaos.


The Italian government has put together a contingency plan to address a possible new wave of refugees coming from the South.


Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has long advocated a dramatic break from the country’s political past. Such straightforwardness, however, does not suit most politicians – especially the cerchiobottisti, who make much ado but do not do much.