A decades-old experiment in open borders and trade is still in danger as a comedian-turned-politician pushes for Italy to leave the EU, too.
Waiting 30 years for "big reforms" that never came, Italy should immediately lower full voting rights from 25 to 18 and electoral right to the Senate from 45 to 25. This would enhance political stability and justice for all
Unless you are familiar with Marvel superheroes, it is hard to understand recent events in Italy. The Prime Minister, Democratic Captain Italia Enrico Letta has been just ousted by RenziThor, the Democratic Party leader.
Italy is thus at a crossroads. Between operetta and drama, let's hope Italian leaders opt for the first and finally give Italy a happy ending.
Previously published in Metro http://www.readmetro.com. You say you want to tear down the political system. Are you sure
With the announcement that the attempts by the Democrats to form a government have been derailed by what the Economist characterizes as two clowns, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo, the situation in Italy gets more dangerous.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the EU's new strongman: "There has to be a place for young people!"
But the election was won by two "clowns", as the international media calls Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo. Isn't it frightening
If Grillo's party comes to power and follows through with his platform, those shackles on the Italian economy might actually be released.