Silvio Berlusconi’s rise to power, hand in hand with his monopoly of mainstream media, made the Internet the favourite harbour for nonaligned audiences and dissident voices.
If Berlin doesn't apply divisive rules that inflict pain on savers, expect cries of double standards from southern Europe.
Safe passage for vulnerable refugees could help stop thousands from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
There are already early warning systems for earthquakes, but advances in seismology provide hope that experts will be able to predict when new ones will occur.
Central Italy has been hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, only seven years after a similar devastating quake in the region.
What should have been a debate about constitutional reform has turned into a battle for the premiership, thanks to a schoolboy error by the incumbent.
Italians still want to migrate to Australia, but are encountering job exploitation.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
The EU may claim it is "united in diversity" but the reality is very different.
The most difficult aspect of trade in "post-sanctions" Tehran, is how to navigate the sanctions still in place.
Researchers explain how tolerance in Turin's Olympic village is helping refugees to help themselves.
Exactly what role does the mafia play in organised crime? And should Australian law enforcement agencies reassess their priorities?
'With great humility and respect" Starbucks has announced it is returning to its spiritual home – Italy.
If most of your knowledge about the mafia comes from The Godfather, you should probably read this.
Australian scholars have almost universally downplayed evidence for the ‘Ndrangheta’s existence or significance, or avoided the topic altogether.
"First, do no harm". It's not clear that European countries even got that right as they navigated their way through the aftermath.
Simon McMahon travelled to Sicily, where arrivals are being ordered to leave without understanding why.