Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 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.
Feb 24, 20143 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?
May 2, 20132 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.
Apr 30, 20131 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.
CrikeyApr 9, 20131 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 DyerFeb 27, 20132 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.