Italy

Orban and Salvini are redefining democracy in Europe

June 7, 2018 12:29 pm

By 25 May the world was learning of the Italian populist parties’ plans to form a coalition government. This would…

Don’t blame the populists for Italy’s chaos

May 30, 2018 11:51 am

Bond yields are soaring. Stock markets are tanking. The banks are looking wobbly, and money is starting to drain out…

Why Italy’s new populist government collapsed before it even began

May 28, 2018 5:51 pm

Two parties from opposite sides of the political spectrum were set to unite over a mutual disdain for the euro.

Meet the anti-immigrant federalist who could well be Italy’s next prime minister

March 6, 2018 7:00 am

The man who could become Italy’s next prime minister is sat just opposite the entrance to the huge US and…

Expect the Eurozone to go bananas over Italy’s election

March 4, 2018 9:00 pm

I’ve been hearing disturbing but well-informed voices about the result of the election in Italy, the Eurozone’s third biggest economy,…

Italians aren’t fascists. They’re angry about immigration

March 1, 2018 5:14 pm

 Ravenna Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It…