Tagged with "Silvio Berlusconi and Italy"
  • Riace

    Italy's migration dilemma

    It must be realised that Italy is not the UK or Germany which have had migration since the 1960s. In Italy’s case the problem has been emigration, and mass immigration is quite new to them. Between political correctness and plummeting birth rates, quite a debate is raging

    by Tim Hedges - 17 October 2018
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    Italy's populists win popularity by shaking things up

    No-one in the European mainstream gave Italy's populists a great deal of credit, but they are winning popularity by shaking things up. Popular populists; how about that!

    by Tim Hedges -  8 August 2018
  • Giuseppe_conte

    Italy's rule bending government a headache for Brussels

    Italy was never just going to quit the euro, not right now at least. But the new government is going to be a big headache for Brussels whose failing deep integrationist project will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis

    by Tim Hedges -  4 June 2018
  • Matteo_salvini

    Italy's far-Right repositions itself in bid to govern

    Italy's pro-European old guard has been swept away. Now the far-Right La Lega party led by Matteo Salvini is repositioning itself in what is emerging as a serious bid to take power. Brussels, meanwhile, looks on in horror as any real world outcome to the horse trading is certain to yield a Eurosceptic government

    by Tim Hedges -  8 March 2018
  • Luca-traini

    Anti-immigrant violence sets stage for Italian election

    Wanton acts of violence against immigrants are still rare in Italy, but the latest attack has shocked the country. That said, resentment about immigration is starting to kick in, and it may well be exploited at the forthcoming elections

    by Tim Hedges -  6 February 2018
  • Rome

    Italy ahead of the elections

    Italy is in that state where you read in the papers that everything is going better but you don’t feel it. All over Europe, and indeed the west, there has been a backlash against yesterday’s men. The forthcoming elections will only bring clarity in the sense it is clear that the chaos will continue

    by Tim Hedges - 26 January 2018
  • Bank_of_italy

    Bank collapse and personal ruin in Italy

    The effects of the financial crisis are far from over in Italy where a scandal over an old man who killed himself after losing all his savings could yet bring down the government

    by Tim Hedges - 14 December 2015
  • Sergio_mattarella

    Italy’s new president

    The new Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, has made only one announcement in 10 years and his barber and the doorman at his flat have proved to be the best informed people about him

    by Tim Hedges -  2 February 2015
  • Barbers_of_sicily

    Ungovernable Italy II

    The last time anything really changed in the socio-political sphere in Italy was when the Prodi government passed a couple of minor laws, including making it legal to get your hair cut on a Monday. Is Italy really ungovernable?

    by Tim Hedges - 28 November 2014
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    He's back? The nine lives of Silvio Berlusconi

    For all his many faults, Berlusconi is a most remarkable politician. And like all remarkable politicians, just when you thought you'd heard the last of him, he could be back with a bang

    by Tim Hedges - 22 July 2014
  • Rome_latest

    A third appointed government in Italy

    New "democracy" in Europe. This will be the third government in a row whose leader has been appointed rather than elected. That of Mario Monti which succeeded Silvio Berlusconi lasted 529 days, that of Letta only 293 days. Renzi says he can make his last until 2018

    by Tim Hedges - 16 February 2014
  • Antonio_mastrapasqua

    A very Italian armchair scandal

    This scandal has brought to light the extraordinary rewards of the inner circle who run Italy’s business and government, a stark contrast with the difficult lives led by Italy’s austerity bludgeoned people

    by Tim Hedges -  6 February 2014
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    Italy's new politics

    Italy has this year jumped to a new generation of politicians. What happens now in one of the West's most chaotic and entertaining political systems?

    by Tim Hedges - 13 December 2013
  • Berlusconi_and_woman

    Berlusconi goes down. Everyone strips off

    Recently, Berlusconi has acquired a young fiancée named Pascale. His fall may be seen not as the sudden plummeting of Icarus, but the slow decline of the Roman Empire, which concentrated more on its own pleasures than on affairs of state

    by Tim Hedges - 28 November 2013
  • Rome

    Italy's on the right track! Well, let's see

    Italy’s progress since the war could be characterised by chaos in its institutions and a calm, self-satisfied and corrupt governing elite presiding over it. But things could change now

    by Tim Hedges - 19 October 2013


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