Much of the Italian press gushed over the far-right leader Matteo Salvini as he rose. Now that he is in opposition, it feels free to be more critical.
Onlookers in Paris, Rome, Berlin, and elsewhere across Europe have been stupefied by the internecine battles in London.
Matteo Salvini is not merely a Donald Trump facsimile—the Italian politician has been testing whether Facebook likes translate into votes, and is remaking his country along the way.
The French capital empties out in August, but still has energy—just a different sort.
The pact between the populist Five Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party, engineered to keep Matteo Salvini from power, may have its days numbered.
The far-right politician Matteo Salvini has triggered a government crisis, forcing parties that despise one another to contemplate alliances, if only to block his rise.
The French president has an answer for every problem, but is anyone listening?
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and the country’s most powerful politician, has called for early elections, but will have to deflect a poor economy and allegations of links to Moscow.
The Italian interior minister has been linked to Russian money. It’s just the latest crisis he’s brushing off.
In Greece, a cycle is ending, and the country is returning to political normality. But across Europe, the legacy of its crisis is still a factor.
Matteo Salvini’s trip helps secure his power in Italy and contribute to his image as a strong, responsible statesman.
The grief at the Normandy American Cemetery feels world-historical.
A new report says the rule of law in Malta is “seriously undermined by the extreme weakness of its system of checks and balances.”
The French and Italian politicians see different futures for the continent. Both face tests in this week’s European Parliament elections.
Parisians hated Pei’s pyramid when it first opened. It is now as synonymous with the Louvre as the Mona Lisa.
The Notre-Dame fire brought Parisians together, for just a moment, in a way that even the November 13 terrorist attacks could not.
France is a secular republic, dedicated to the principle of laïcité, or the absence of religion in public life. But it has as its national symbol the Notre-Dame cathedral.
It survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis. How could it be burning?
The Berlusconi era—full of flashy parties, legal misdeeds, and too much news for the Italian public to keep track of—foreshadowed America’s current predicament.
Benedict, the pope emeritus, weighed in on the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis. What was once opaque becomes clearer, and even stranger.