Salvini has avoided a trial thanks to a vote by the M5S.
Italy's deputy prime minister remains immune from prosecution because his coalition partners, the Five Star Movement, let members vote online to uphold it.
Young boy receiving polio vaccine.
A bit of humility can go a long way.
Emmanuel Macron has pulled his ambassador out of Rome in a rage.
When two founding partners of the European Union are at loggerheads, something is very wrong.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
In government with the Five Star Movement, the radical politician's Lega is going from strength to strength.
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.
Giuseppe Conte is Italy’s newest prime minister.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
An economist answers four important questions on what's behind the political turmoil in Italy and what's at stake for Europe and the world.
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.
Matteo Salvini: the League has left its roots.
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The history of north Italian regionalism, and why Matteo Salvini's League represents the end of a long era.
Prime minister designate Giuseppe Conte addresses the media.
Law professor Giuseppe Conte has no experience in politics – which makes him the perfect candidate for the uncomfortable partnership now in government.
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.
The Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio and founder Beppe Grillo won big in the March 4 elections.
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Italy has stagnated for more than two decades, yet its politicians seem hardly aware of the source of the problem, let alone how to fix it.
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
The Five Star Movement is the biggest party, but forming a government is going to be difficult. Will a right-wing coalition prevail?
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Italy's political future hangs in the balance – will it see another chaotic grand coalition, or take an anti-EU populist step into the unknown?
With corruption scandals dogging practically every party, it's difficult to see how the electorate can have faith in their representatives. And yet, they keep voting for them.
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
Is there a new migrant emergency in Rome?
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?
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi acknowledges defeat in a constitutional referendum and announces he will resign on Dec. 5.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
The Italians have rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform package. Now the real struggle for Italy begins.