Giuseppe Conte is Italy’s newest prime minister.
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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.
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.
The importance of saving is so deep rooted in Germany that an exhibition recently opened to commemorate it.
European Council President Donald Tusk and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras address the press.
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Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece's pain.
Before the financial crisis struck, you could breathe the overwhelming air of prosperity on the bustling streets of Trikala.
Rock and roll.
George Kerevan, Stephen Boyd and Katherine Trebeck see a world where employees are treated like just-in-time inventory.
The ranks of a 'new urban poor' in Europe are swelling.
Greece has seen a spike in poverty levels.
New research shows how the financial crisis led to a dramatic shift in poverty across Europe.
Pleading with the EU: Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
The EU is fraying thanks to its puzzle of fiscal governance policies.
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The European Union faces a crisis of legitimacy, and its rules on fiscal governance are at the heart of it.
A lack of constructive critique of the EU’s failings is giving rise to widespread European populism and dissent.
Europe at the moment is divided into two stark responses to the EU – exit or remain. A third, better option would be to stay, but challenge and change it from within.
Cyprus is successfully exiting its bailout at the end of March after three years.
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A timeline of 15 important events in the Eurozone's economic history.
Protestors took to the streets in Brussels to send a message.
New research shows texting combined with rising levels of youth unemployment were primary drivers of the unrest that has unsettled Europe.
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Like Greece and Spain, Portugal endured a bailout and austerity. But it has not seen the rise of a Syriza or Podemos equivalent.
Hamilton is shown whispering into Ben Franklin’s ear in Howard Chandler Christy’s depiction of the signing of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.
How to explain Greece’s bailout puzzle?
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No one seems to really believe the latest bailout plan will work without debt relief. But the only way to get Greece to adopt essential reforms is to pretend it isn't in the cards.
Will Greece’s asset fund turn into an investing piggy bank or another lost opportunity?
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Greece must sell €50 billion worth of government assets as part of its latest bailout. It could very well go wrong.
Since the 1990s, the EU has been less about social integration and more about neo-liberal values.