Antonio Masiello/Getty Images Luigi Di Maio, Leader of Five Star Movement (M5S) arrives in parliament after a new day of meetings for the formation of the new government on May 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Italy on Collision Course with EU

After 11 weeks of negotiations, the populist parties that triumphed in March’s Italian elections have agreed on who should be Italy’s new prime minister: Giuseppe Conte, a 53-year-old law professor with no previous political experience and little political conviction.

Orban and Soros

EU committee will defend Soros till the end

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee will ask MEPs to vote for Hungary to be sanctioned over alleged violations of the rule of law, just days after Viktor Orban’s decisive re-election.

Cuba Mall Havana

Lessons The UK Can Learn From Cuba

Cuba’s own experience when Soviet aid was suddenly lost shows that a country that relies on its people has nothing to fear but everything to gain… The withdrawal of Soviet aid in 1990 left Cuba’s economy on a knife-edge. Cubans...


Every Dirty Trick Allowed to Turn the Tide on Brexit

‘No more cheap holidays for Brits’: RyanAir threatens to ground planes after Brexit RyanAir is threatening to ground planes after Britain leaves the EU to persuade voters to “rethink” Brexit. Chief Executive Michael O’Leary wants Britons to realize “they are...

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