Italy crisis

The Beppe Grillo contagion effect | By  and  | The comedian’s Five star movement was the revelation of last Italian election. Its anti-establishment views and “digital democracy” methods are shared by many political movements across the EU, and they could form a common front at the European elections in 2014.

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Italy in a coma

In his documentary “Girlfriend in a coma”, the former editor of The Economist Bill Emmott analyses the reasons for Italy’s insurmountable resistance to the necessary changes and reforms. An attitude it shares with many European countries, it partly explains why Silvio Berlusconi wants to get back in business.