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A post-Berlusconi Italy could find itself at an era-defining political turning point

A new era began in Italy on June 12 when Silvio Berlusconi, the polarizing and towering political figure who dominated Italian politics for nearly...

INTERVIEW with Matteo Salvini: The European Union needs to reinvent itself and find a new soul

On two separate occasions prior to the Easter holiday, New Europe had the opportunity to meet with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's Lega...

A fundamental split

In a letter sent to Manfred Weber - the chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest political organization in the EU Parliament,...

The biggest surprise in Italian politics?

With former European Central Bank head Mario Draghi set to head the next Italian government, New Europe spoke with Massimiliano Capitanio, a member of...

Another dramatic turn of events in Italian politics

Italy's embattled Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has managed to cling to power, but he faces leading an even more unstable coalition after the exit...

Government crisis in Italy

In the midst of a global pandemic that has made Italy one of the worst COVID-affected nations in Europe and has plunged the country...

EU to launch new Libya arms embargo mission in Mediterranean

European Union nations agreed on Thursday to launch a new air and naval mission in the Mediterranean, to monitor the UN arms embargo in...

A rising star of the Italian left: Interview with Italy’s Elly Schlein

January’s elections in the wealthy Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna saw former MEP Elly Schlein secure 22.098 votes, making her the top vote-getter in...

A key regional vote may give some indications about Italy’s political future

Emilia-Romagna, a wealthy region in northern Italy that counts Bologna, one of Italy’s main education and cultural centres, as its capital has been a...

An alpine role-model for Europe?

Austria’s newly-inaugurated ‘Turquoise-Green’ coalition government of Christian Democrats (ÖVP) and Greens has high hopes of pioneering a different kind of politics in Europe. Hammered...

Brussels casts Zaev a thin lifeline

Brussels cast a thin Italian-flavoured political lifeline to North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev over the last ten days, something sorely needed after Zaev...

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