“Next Generation EU”: Italy’s youth are the big losers of the ongoing political deadlock

OPINION Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s third-way party Italia Viva has officially withdrawn from the government coalition. Renzi announced it in a press conference last night at 18:15 (local time), asking three cabinet members from his party to subsequently leave their positions. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s government may now face a vote of no confidence … Continue reading “Next Generation EU”: Italy’s youth are the big losers of the ongoing political deadlock

“Will you shut up, man!”: an unpresidential first debate

REPORT The first US presidential TV debate went live last night from Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-minute debate was the first out of three (5 October in Miami, Florida and 22 October in Nashville, Tennessee) in the run-up to the general election on November 3rd. The debate was shown live on every major network and cable … Continue reading “Will you shut up, man!”: an unpresidential first debate

The constitutional referendum could be about to undermine Italian democracy

OPINION Italy has a long history of attempted but never implemented constitutional reforms. The upcoming referendum on September 20th-21st will ask voters to confirm or reject an amendment to the Constitution regarding the number of MPs in both Chambers of the Italian Parliament. Currently, Italy’s Parliament consists of 945 elected MPs - 630 Deputies and … Continue reading The constitutional referendum could be about to undermine Italian democracy