Trying to understand just which way Italy is going to head now is not at all easy. In theory after the recent revelation that Italy's economy has slipped into yet another recession - its third, incidentally, one might expect Italy's premier Renzi to change tack. Whether Renzi will remains to be … [Read more...]
Posts on what is going on in Italian politics.
Last week just before Italy's parliament started its summer break, the nation's senate reform bill managed to pass the first reading. The senate reform is proving controversial and is sparking worries of authoritarian regimes emerging in the not too distant future in Italy. Fears that this may occur … [Read more...]
Emboldened by the Ruby bunga bunga case appeal acquittal, Italy's controversial ex-prime minister, ex-senator and former knight, ex-cavaliere Silvio Berlusconi is attempting to regroup Italy's muddled right under the banner of his Forza Italia - Go Italy - party. Berlusconi has been making … [Read more...]
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 160,000 Italians have now signed an anti 'theft of … [Read more...]
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...]