AREA9,826,675 sq km
GDP12,488,519 milion € (2013)
INFLATION1,8% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE37 years

FRONT PAGE - Improvised leadership

In early December, the president of the United States announced his decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The statement garnered furious reactions throughout the Muslim world: American flags were burned in Gaza, Jordanian members of parliament protested in front of the US embassy in Amman and the wave of indignation even brought together warring Shiites and Sunnis. The Arab League claimed it was an “unjustified provocation of Arab sensibilities”. And then came the attempted terrorist attack in Times Square.
Giuseppe Scognamiglio • Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:50

EASTWEST - Without Washington

Since Donald Trump burst onto the scene a year ago, it has become brutally clear that we Europeans must be rid of the United States’ tutelage if we want to survive and pull our weight.
Giuseppe Scognamiglio • Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:50

Trump supporters a year later

He tries to keep his promises, respect the constitution and is not afraid of the media. “He may shoot from the hip, but he seems honest”.
Maria Teresa Cometto • Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:50

The Trumpian Empire

The checks and balances are fit for purpose in domestic politics, less so in foreign relations. The real problem is the rift between the parties.
Paolo Mastrolilli • Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:50

The president’s PlayStation

If the warning of a nuclear strike against the United States was sounded, the president could authorise a response within five minutes.
Matteo Laruffa • Saturday, 30 December 2017 15:50