The return of reason

The halved spread provides the government with the necessary breathing space to introduce the much awaited cuts to taxes and labour dues
Roberta Carlini

The Italian experiment

Democratic Party and Five Star Movement are engaged in a major step in their evolution and designing their future even by reforming the electoral law
Francesco Clementi

Short crisis, long government

Italian Republican history suggests that the longer a crisis the more unstable the government. It took just two weeks to replace Conte 1 with Conte 2
Andrea Fabozzi

5SM: death and resurrection?

From hunting zombies to running the country. The splatter “fan” must now act responsibly. The Salvini shock has led to a metamorphosis
Marianna Rizzini

Conte’s second marriage

Salvini’s tactical own goal has revived a political virtuous circle. Europe and the Atlantic partnership are cornerstones
Gerardo Pelosi

Italy back in Europe

Together, Roberto Gualtieri and Paolo Gentiloni can help Italy understand that deficit spending is not a budget. Reforms and open dialogue with the EU are solutions
David Carretta

Salvini shoots himself in the foot

The leader of the League, who was approaching 40% of consensus and climbing, trips up on his own ego and his provincial attitude and sees his ratings wane relentlessly
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Erdogan's last war

The sudden yet not unexpected Turkish military intervention in Syria has finally triggered dismay among world public opinion. What has changed compared to the past?
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Rise and fall of the AKP

The Erdogan era featured an economic boom and landslide electoral victories. The economic and financial crisis opens up new scenarios for Turkey’s political future
Valentina Rita Scotti

Sultan Erdogan’s time is slipping away

The defeat of the Presidential party in Istanbul where Erdogan used to be mayor may indeed mark the beginning of his slow decline
Valeria Giannotta

Statement on the European Parliament’s confirmation procedure concerning Sylvie Goulard

Our director Giuseppe Scognamiglio co-signed an appeal to the European institutions on Sylvie Goulard's case

Europe for Europeans

Interview with the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli: the responsibility for addressing the challenge posed by sovereigntism and nationalism must be faced together with the citizens, as were the elections
Elena Marisol Brandolini

The Europe of Maastricht

With Federica Mogherini we go through the recent history of the European integration process. We will find out things we did not know...
Mathieu Segers

If the best are shot down…

The European Parliament is not immune to the prevailing populist approach. The most deserving and entitled candidate for a European Commission post has been rejected. The legislature has started out on the wrong foot
Giuseppe Scognamiglio

Hungarian elections: are the tides turning?

Orban lost the control of several key cities. The country experiences similar development as Turkey: suburbia remains more loyal to the government, while opposition is growing in cities
Kristóf Filemon

Desperately seeking a reliable left

In Germany traditional parties are crumbling, the Greens and the Right advance: the left-leaning electorate is bewilderd and has no valid political recipes
Paolo Emilio Petrillo

Dark clouds forming east of Berlin

Germany has sponsored the development of Eastern Europe, but now, with its growing economies and nationalisms, the East is looking to the West but not to the European Union
Alessandro Marrone

VAT and the "white knight"

The real economy is flagging, even though interest rate savings have been extended: to block the VAT increase a rabbit needs to pulled out of a hat somehow…
Roberta Carlini