In certain quarters, the indecent haste with which Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi wants to rush through reforms to Italy's constitution is ringing alarm bells. 'Authoritarianism' is a word being bandied around in Italy at the moment. Over 150,000 Italians have now signed an anti 'theft of … [Read more...]
Posts on what is going on in Italian politics.
Though Silvio Berlusconi is no longer in Italy's senate, his influence is still being felt and his legal woes are not going away. This, for Italy, is a major problem. Berlusconi is fishing for 'get out of jail free' cards and in exchange for a pack of these cards, he will authorise his Forza Italia … [Read more...]
One heck of a stink has blown up over the transformation of Italy's senate from a 320 seat elected house into a 100 seat chamber of mayors and regional governors. The fuss, which has generated multiple buck passing, revolves around the question of immunity. In Italy where corruption in politics … [Read more...]
Politically, Italy may be starting to head in a new and better direction. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is continuing to give the impression he wants Italy to change even if not much has changed so far. He does appear to be trying though. Here's an overview of recent events within the complex world … [Read more...]
Italy's antiestablishment though pro-constitution 5 Star Movement did not do anywhere near as well as expected in recent European parliament elections in Italy. Instead of winning or, as widely expected, coming a close second, the movement stroke political party led by comic turned political … [Read more...]
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is proving as reluctant as ever to step down from the leadership of his right leaning Forza Italia party. For what was once the most popular political party in Italy, a dismal European election result suggests that Berlusconi is no longer the vote-attraction he once … [Read more...]
If the future of the European experiment is uncertain its short-term survival may be due to Matteo Renzi’s 40 per cent vote in Italy. In an election where anti EU forces had strong results in France, Britain and Denmark with anti Euro rumblings in Greece and even Germany, it was Italy’s strong … [Read more...]