Pariscope: The Italian Job
Emmanuel Macron is trying to mend fences with Rome.
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.
A Stress Test for Italy’s Coalition
Italy’s clash with Brussels over its budget proposal is just the latest in a string of problems threatening to destabilize its shaky coalition government.
Still a Safe Pair of Hands for Europe
Angela Merkel leaving the international stage may be bad news for quick EU reform. In the long run, however, her successor will likely turn into at least as good a European.
Close-Up: Matteo Salvini
As deputy prime minister and interior minister, the leader of the right-wing Lega party has quickly become the dominant force in Italian politics. His …
The EU Needs to Work with Italy
Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but fears about a euro exit are overblown. The EU needs to work with Rome to keep …
Chaotic Days in Rome
Italy’s political crisis continues, with the populists profiting from President Matarella’s decision to block their choice of finance minister.
The Big Gamble
How long will Italy’s new government last?
All Eyes on Rome
Italy is barreling toward a crucial national election where everything appears possible.
Back in Business
Matteo Renzi has returned quickly to frontline politics in Italy.
Italy’s economy is defying the laws of gravity, but for how long?
Italy enters a tricky phase of political instability.
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.