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Did Italy Just Kill the European Union?

This post Did Italy Just Kill the European Union? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Michael Covel reveals how Italy's referendum vote could lead to a shocking chain of events that unravels the
With Success Comes Dissension in Italy’s Five Star Movement

With Success Comes Dissension in Italy’s Five Star Movement

Beppe Grillo, the leader of the populist Five Star Movement, delivering a speech in Turin, Italy, before a referendum that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Silvio Berlusconi set to return to Italian politics after Sicilian election victory

Silvio Berlusconi set to return to Italian politics after Sicilian election victory

Centre-right bloc backed by former prime minister claims victory in Sicilian election, seen as dry run for national vote due next MaySilvio Berlusconi looked poised for a stunning political comeback
Populists Crush Center-Left Social Democrats in Sicily Elections

Populists Crush Center-Left Social Democrats in Sicily Elections

In hugely significant regional elections Sunday, populists handed the reigning Democratic Party a stinging defeat in Sicily, presaging serious trouble for the ailing center-left in next spring’s

Italy’s Democratic Party wants Facebook to save the country from the far right

Facebook will send a “task force” of fact checkers to Italy before the critical general election next year to tackle the spread of fake news after a major political leader warned that “the quality of
Italian Populists Slam Joe Biden For Claiming Russia Tries To Help Them Win Elections

Italian Populists Slam Joe Biden For Claiming Russia Tries To Help Them Win Elections

Italy's populist Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord have both fired back at former U.S. vice president Joe Biden who claimed that Russia and Vladimir Putin is helping the parties win elections.
A quick guide to Italy’s upcoming general election

A quick guide to Italy’s upcoming general election

After momentous, close-run elections in Germany, France, and the UK this year, Europe will face another nail-biting vote early next year in Italy, the region’s…
Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collections

Pictures of overflowing bins and bags spilling out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle wasteMounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas
Italy elections: as left splinters, Berlusconi waits in wings

Italy elections: as left splinters, Berlusconi waits in wings

The only thing pundits can agree on is the ruling Democratic party seems headed for a humiliating defeat Ask anyone in Italy about who might be sitting at the head of government in Palazzo Chigi
Beppe Grillo steps aside from Italy’s Five Star Movement

Beppe Grillo steps aside from Italy’s Five Star Movement

Comedian founded anti-establishment party alongside Gianroberto Casaleggio in 2009Beppe Grillo, the bombastic comedian who co-founded Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement, has stepped aside
How Turin turned against its Five Star Movement mayor

How Turin turned against its Five Star Movement mayor

Chiara Appendino, elected in a ‘protest vote’ in 2016, has come under fire for failing to deliver on her promises On the face of it, little has changed in the elegant northern Italian city of Turin
As Elections Approach, Italy Shows Record Alienation from European Union

As Elections Approach, Italy Shows Record Alienation from European Union

As national elections draw near, Italians find themselves further and further removed from the European Union (EU), according to a new study.
Fascism is back in Italy and it’s paralysing the political system | Roberto Saviano

Fascism is back in Italy and it’s paralysing the political system | Roberto Saviano

Parties on right and left are urging people not to talk about an incident in which six immigrants were shot. They are afraid of alienating an increasingly xenophobic electorateLate last Saturday
Italy's M5S party leader promises to expel 'bad apples' before election

Italy's M5S party leader promises to expel 'bad apples' before election

Italian media claim M5S lawmakers have breached internal rules on salariesItaly’s Five Star Movement (M5S) has been rocked by charges of hypocrisy and dishonesty after it emerged that some lawmakers –
'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

Italy’s refugee crisis has reached its peak in Rome, where thousands of migrants are being evicted from squatting in the city’s abandoned buildingsMobile phones lie idle, drawers dangle from chests
Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived

Accusations about Berlusconi's ties to Sicilian mafia revived

Alessandro di Battista, main rival in Italy’s election, launches scathing attack on former PMAccusations about Silvio Berlusconi’s historic ties to a close associate of the Sicilian mafia are being
Italian Voters Set to Shake European Union to Its Core as Anti Mass Migration and Euroscepticism Dominate Election

Italian Voters Set to Shake European Union to Its Core as Anti Mass Migration and Euroscepticism Dominate Election

Italians are set to elect a new government on Sunday with anti-mass migration and Eurosceptic parties dominating the polls in an election that could shake the European Union to its foundations.
'I want my face back': anti-mafia witness stands in Italian election

'I want my face back': anti-mafia witness stands in Italian election

Piera Aiello is a candidate for Italy’s M5S party – despite being unable to show her face in publicThe candidate enters the hall while four police officers remain out of sight. Timidly, with her head
Berlusconi, populism or neither: who will claim Italy at the polls?

Berlusconi, populism or neither: who will claim Italy at the polls?

Despite Berlusconi’s comeback and Five Star Movement’s rise, Italy could face hung parliamentEurope’s appetite for populist movements will be tested on Sunday as Italians vote in a national election
Moment of truth for Italy’s Five Star Movement as ‘Gigi’s’ party peaks in polls

Moment of truth for Italy’s Five Star Movement as ‘Gigi’s’ party peaks in polls

Anti-establishment leader Luigi Di Maio is bullish before today’s Italian electionLuigi Di Maio is so confident his populist Five Star Movement (M5S) will triumph in today’s Italian elections that he