Where else were all those hard-headed refusals to make things easier for the eurozone strugglers going to lead?
Race is embedded into the way many Italians look at themselves. The Italian nation is thought to be constituted first and foremost by white Catholics.
The former deputy prime minister has been outmanouevered by his government partners –but he thrives in opposition.
The fragile coalition between the League and Five Star Movement has fallen to pieces – and Giuseppe Conte is the last man standing.
Standoffs at sea represent yet another attempt by EU officials to obstruct the movement of migrants by producing further bureaucratic blockades to mobility.
Suggestions that the Camorra has been usurped are exaggerated.
Authorities in Italy would sooner turn ships carrying migrants back to strife-torn countries like Libya rather than allow them to seek asylum. It's amounting to repeated Voyages of the Damned.
Carola Rackete, captain of an NGO search and rescue ship, was arrested by Italian authorities when landing in Italy. She isn't the first to be criminalised for trying to save people at sea.
As the cost of holding the Winter Games rises, local taxpayers around the globe are losing interest in hosting the event.
High-profile cases of corruption, ticket touting and match fixing have led Italians to lose faith in the beautiful game.
Population growth is creating a huge demand for infrastructure, even as environmental risks grow. To detect problems early, satellites can provide rich data to help assess infrastructure "health".
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Europe, with many parties hostile to immigration. But what role does immigration itself have their support? Research shows some unexpected impacts.
A scholar analyzed data about UNESCO World Heritage sites to explain why European cultural relics like Notre Dame are so beloved, while splendid monuments elsewhere remain relatively unknown.
Ahead of the 2019 EU elections, experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway look at how the EU is perceived, key issues and perspectives for the election.
The League is rapidly losing support and its leader, Matteo Salvini, may take drastic action.
On the 500th anniversary Leonardo's death and in appreciation of his rich and varied contributions, how can our educational systems inspire the same imaginative qualities in students today?
Leonardo da Vinci's ideal city contained design features and engineering works not realised until hundreds of years after he died.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
England's national team are playing a blinder. Here's how they take it to the next level.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.