Is Italy Heading for the Door?
But the road to an Italexit would be a twisted one.
Europe’s Achilles Heel
Italy’s government is unsettling its partners with its latest provocations. But the country’s Euroskepticism has a longer tradition than many realize.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Vaffanculo”
In Italy’s election campaign, political confrontation has given way to a mudslinging contest. Beppe Grillo, the founder of the populist Five Star Movement, has …
Back in Business
Matteo Renzi has returned quickly to frontline politics in Italy.
Renzi’s Big Gamble
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.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Cerchiobottista”
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.