Man the lifeboats!
Miriam Doerr Martin Fromherz
The new coalition's spending plans will ramp up Italy's annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Five Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio brandishes an Italian flag at a rally in Naples.
Italy's economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.
Sergio Mattarella (right) and his prime minister designate, Carlo Cottarelli.
If you thought the risk of Grexit was bad, you've got a shock coming in the shape of Italy.
Carlo Cottarelli: Italy’s prime minister. But for how long?
Alessandro Di Meo/EPA
What's caused Italy's political crisis and what's likely to happen next.
The importance of saving is so deep rooted in Germany that an exhibition recently opened to commemorate it.
Macron and Trump, seen here meeting in September 2017, have reportedly developed a good working relationship despite their many ideological differences.
Trump is rolling out the red carpet for Macron's visit to Washington. But the French president has some tough talks ahead, as the two leaders discuss thorny issues like trade and the Iran deal.
Voters are set to be disappointed.
Both the Northern League party and Five Star Movement have a very expensive shopping list for extra spending, with little detail on how to fund these policies.
Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
Deal or no deal?
Publishing plans for a no-deal Brexit will not help the UK's negotiating position.
From hospital waiting lists to suicide rates, here's how cuts affected health in Ireland and Greece.
Getting down to business.
If the UK fails to maintain its global outlook, it could lose business to a globalist France.
Emmanuel Macron, who will soon become eighth president of the Fifth French Republic.
Macron's win showed France is internationalist, outward looking, pro-EU and free market-oriented; Le Pen's rise revealed that it's also nationalist, protectionist, anti-EU and suspicious of outsiders.
An electoral poster of Emmanuel Macron, France’s centre-left presidential candidate, calling for unity.
France's two presidential candidates diverge markedly on many issues, but nothing is as divisive as France's relationship with the EU.
Macron at a rally in Chatellerault, France, April 28, 2017.
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron's plan to reform the eurozone if elected is easier made than implemented.
Marine Le Pen has pledged to take France out of the eurozone.
The prospect of a Marine Le Pen victory has financial markets spooked. For good reason.
Before the financial crisis struck, you could breathe the overwhelming air of prosperity on the bustling streets of Trikala.
There may be trouble ahead.
US accusations of German currency manipulation do not appear to be motivated by economics.
Trade unions protest the state of the economy.
After eight torturous years of crisis, Greeks are working long and hard with very little to show for it.
Europe rang in the new year in an atmosphere of great tension.
The future of Europe hangs in the balance. Will its leaders step up?
Mario Draghi, ECB president.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.