Tag Archives: Italy

It is not just Hungary that the EU needs to tackle on democracy breaches

The European Commission is reportedly planning to harden its stance against member states who fail to adhere to democracy and the rule of the law.

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Italian politics: Pier Luigi Bersani should be trying harder to woo Beppe Grillo

Instead of engineering a revival of the media magnate, whose party is now ahead of the Democrats in the polls, Italy’s Pier Luigi Bersani should be trying harder to woo Beppe Grillo, who, despite his contradictions and megaphone political style, has a programme that is much closer to the traditions of the Democrats.

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Deadlock in Italy as Grillo, Bersani and Berlusconi share the spoils

Uncertainty, fear and bewilderment stalk the streets of Italy following an election in which the system failed to produce outright winners, reports Shamik Das.

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Labour can learn from the success of Italy’s centre-left primaries

In his latest report from the Italian elections, Shamik Das looks at the success of Partito Democratico’s primaries, a model Labour might consider emulating.

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Beppe Grillo: The demagogic comedian who could be Italy’s kingmaker

A look at the Beppe Grillo phenomenon, with the comedian & founder of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement set to play kingmaker in the Italian elections.

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Upcoming elections in 2013

TweetIsrael Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to win re-election on January 22nd. National opinion polls show that Likud and its electoral partnership with the nationalist party Yisrael Beiteinu are in a strong position, and it looks likely they will be able to combine with other right wing parties to form an overall majority.  On Tuesday, the […]

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After Italy and Spain play hardball, Europe is a step closer to issuing eurobonds

At an overnight EU summit on the debt crisis, Monti and Rajoy face Germany down, securing direct access to bailout funds for struggling banks.

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How the bond markets shackled European democracy

The bond markets are now riding roughshod over democracy in Europe, dictating policy – and personnel, writes George Irvin.

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Judgement day approaches for the eurozone

Ben Fox explains where we are with the eurozone crisis, and argues where we should go next.

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Eurozone must pool its debt for any chance of halting the crisis

Northerners may not like it, but a debt union is the only way out for the eurozone debt crisis, writes Left Foot Forward’s Ben Fox in Brussels.

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