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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini commenting on the Genoa bridge collapse on August 14, 2018.

Italy’s deputy prime minister is blaming the EU for the deadly bridge collapse, even though nobody knows what caused it yet

Matteo Salvini suggested that EU fiscal constraints had prevented Italy from spending on infrastructure safety. The Five Star Movement party is also under fire for previously describing fears of the bridge's collapse as a 'fairy tale.' Authorities have yet to establish the cause of the disaster.
Mario Balotelli, during a famous incident after scoring in a Manchester Derby in 2011

Italy’s new government is squabbling with one of the country’s most famous footballers over immigration

Footballer Mario Balotelli and Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Northern League, have locked horns over comments Balotelli made about immigration, after it was reported he may become captain of the Italian national team.
(L to R): Luigi Di Maio, Giuseppe Conte, and Matteo Salvini

These 3 men hold the future of the euro in their hands

Italy may be renowned for its chaotic, dysfunctional politics but even by its standards, the last seven days have been crazy.

Italy’s political crisis is developing rapidly — here’s how things have changed this week

Just two days ago, a fresh election looked a certainty in Italy, but the rapidly changing landscape of the country's politics mean that a coalition government that looked dead could now come to fruition.
The Course of Empire Destruction by Thomas Cole

Everything you need to know about the Italian political crisis — which is 9 years in the making and could bring about the demise of the eurozone...

The eurozone looks as if it may be about to plunge headlong into another crisis as the political situation in its third-largest economy, Italy, deteriorates rapidly.

A law professor who ‘doesn’t have a clue about politics’ is set to become one of Europe’s most powerful men

The law professor Giuseppe Conte is set to be the figurehead for the uneasy coalition partnership between Italy's populist parties, the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord, which was agreed to last week.

Goldman Sachs is turning sour on Italy as the populists take control

Italy — which has been without a government for more than two months since an inconclusive election in March — is set to finally get one, with the Five Star Movement and the Lega Nord having agreed on the principal terms of a ruling coalition.
The Colosseum in Rome.

Italy is close to finally getting a government but it could threaten the very existence of the eurozone

After more than two months of deadlock, Italy finally looks close to appointing a new government, led jointly by populist parties the Five Star Movement and the Northern League.

Legalised brothels, flat tax and a repeal of 400 laws: Here’s what Italy’s political parties are promising ahead of this week’s elec...

2018's election has largely been focused on the core issue of immigration, while taxation and social reforms are also high on the agenda.