In government with the Five Star Movement, the radical politician's Lega is going from strength to strength.
After a century of debate, Europe still hasn't figured out how to deal with its giant of a neighbour.
Leader of a corrupt party, an unpopular government and a divided country, Mariano Rajoy's days were numbered long ago.
Populism gets a bad rap for fuelling the rise of authoritarianism. But it can also be a shot in the arm for liberal democracy.
Findings suggest parties should rethink the way they chase the 'female vote'.
The satirical opposition group has failed to enter the Hungarian parliament, but it has scored a victory of sorts.
The story began when police discovered the bodies of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé – both had been shot dead.
Transition isn't leaving, nor is it staying. And some key questions remain unanswered.
The SPD is in government with Angela Merkel again after signing a coalition deal. But life has been harder for the social democrats.
He's barred from public office but this former prime minister isn't going to be held back by the small matter of a conviction for tax evasion.
Miloš Zeman, who has been re-elected for a second five year term at the Czech president, is not a run of the mill national populist.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Several post-communist member states are moving further and further away from European Union norms.
The Chinese zodiac predicts justice, openness, tolerance and innovation for the year ahead. After a difficult political year, it could be just the tonic.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
A lurch to the right in central Europe runs into a familiar obstacle: the tricky maths of coalition.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Here are the EU's options.
The referendum that wasn't a referendum can't have a winner.