Populist and nationalist parties take power in Italy
Immigration has, of course, played heavily in the politics of Italy for the last few years. Today two parties who’ve campaigned on the issue formed a new coalition government, led by a political novice, with a pledge to move millions of Italians out of poverty.
Italy on the edge of crisis: Should Europe be scared?
Share prices across Europe have slumped over the latest political turmoil in Italy – with more elections expected within months. Attempts by the populist Five Star and League parties to form a governing coalition collapsed after the Italian president rejected the choice of a leading euro-sceptic as economy minister. The technocrat Carlo Cottarelli has…