Italian politics

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2018 – A Big Year For Italy

While it may not be apparent, 2018 is going to be an important year for Italy. In March, general elections are to be held. Nobody

That Uncertain Italian Referendum

The upcoming Italian referendum is causing considerable kerfuffle here in Italy. The voices of the for and against factions are growing ever louder as the

Europe Needs Reform

Italy’s Role in an Uncertain Europe

2017: Elections in Germany with Angela Merkel likely to suffer reduced support even if re-elected.  Elections in France with Francois Hollande not expected to be

Italy Premier Renzi’s Endgame

What is Italy’s Matteo Renzi’s endgame? So far, despite his government’s reforms, Italy still hasn’t really dragged itself out of recession. Last year’s GPD growth

Italy’s Five Star Movement Is Helping Italians

Often dubbed an anti-establishment political movement, in actual fact, Italy’sFive Star Movement is promoting an establishment that works and serves citizens. Several Five Star Movement initiatives have

Italian Senator Saved from Arrest

It’s like bad old Berlusconi times. Today, and after a parliamentary commission recommended his arrest, Senator Antonio Azzollini’s skin was saved by his senate colleges, 189 of