Charles Richardson January 11, 2017 2 Comments
Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.
Crikey February 24, 2014 3 Comments
Italy has sworn in its youngest prime minister, and Mattew Renzi has big plans. But Rome reporter Josephine McKenna asks: can the former Wheel of Fortune winner now win over a disaffected nation?
Crikey May 2, 2013 2 Comments
Italy's new PM Enrico Letta owes his leadership to a deal forged with Silvio Berlusconi. With Il Cavaliere still lurking in the background, will anything really change? Rome-based freelancer Josephine McKenna reports.
Crikey April 30, 2013 1 Comment
Corinne Namblard and eight others will front court over fraud charges relating to a proposal to enlarge the Siena airport.Rome-based freelance journalist Desmond O'Grady investigates.
Crikey April 9, 2013 1 Comment
Eight million Italians used their votes to send a message to the major parties by voting for comedian Beppe Grillo. But no one expected he would win. Rome-based journalist Josephine McKenna asks Italians: what now?
Glenn Dyer February 27, 2013 2 Comments
Italian voters have rejected austerity, opting instead for Berlusconi and comedian Beppe Grillo at the weekend's election. This will not end well for the Italian economy, or the eurozone.