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Far-right party seeks to kick EU out of Italian constitution

By Emanuele Bonini

An Italian far-right party is aiming to change the national constitution as a means to reduce the influence of EU law over national legislation. Emanuele Bonini has the story for EUelectionsItaly.blog.

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A 20-0 Soccer Game in Italy Was Men Against Boys


Cuneo 20, Pro Piacenza 0. It didn’t help that Pro Piacenza had only seven players.

Is Russia behind climate change protests in EU? β€˜Definitely yes’, says Ukraine

By Georgi Gotev

Ukraine is sure that Russia actively supports the recent protests in EU countries against global warming, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told a group of Brussels journalists on Monday (18 February).

In Center of Catholicism, New Mormon Temple Invites Curious Romans for a Look


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opening an enormous temple in Rome, and intrigued Italians are taking the opportunity to glimpse inside.

Archaeologists in Pompeii Find Fresco of Narcissus in β€˜Extraordinary’ Condition


In a home where researchers had found a fresco depicting Leda and the swan, a team has unearthed a remarkably well-preserved depiction of another famous myth.

Flashing Yellow Light in France


Their numbers are dwindling, but the Yellow Vest protesters continue to bedevil the government of Emmanuel Macron.

Italy’s Conte calls for European populism, battles hostile MEPs

By Gerardo Fortuna

Europe has lost touch with its people, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 February), amid heavy criticism from MEPs.

Italy’s 5-Star tries to undermine tunnel to France

By Sam Morgan

Italy’s transport ministry insisted on Tuesday (12 February) that a planned railway tunnel underneath the Alps to France would be a waste of money, in what could ratchet up tensions between Rome and Paris.

Slovenia accuses Tajani, Salvini of World War II revisionism

By Georgi Gotev

Slovenia accused European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of historical revisionism Monday (11 February) over statements they made at a ceremony commemorating Italian victims of World War II massacres.

Italy’s populist leaders pledge to replace central bank’s top brass

By Georgi Gotev

Italy's populist leaders on Saturday (9 February) promised to replace top officials at the country's central bank, who they said must pay for failing to prevent a spate of banking scandals in which thousands lost their savings.

The Real Mommy War Is Against the State


Stop blaming yourselves. Blame the total lack of social supports.

Mountains Aren’t Just for Skiing


An increasing number of people are taking up snow hiking: wintertime trekking using snowshoes or special boots. Here’s what you need to know.

β€˜Yellow vests’ cause diplomatic crisis between France and Italy

By Cécile Barbière

A meeting between the French ‘yellow vests’ and the Italian labour minister, Luigi Di Maio, has lit a fuse between Paris and Rome. The relationship between the two countries has deteriorated in recent months. EURACTIV Frace reports.

France Recalls Ambassador to Italy, Revealing Strains at Europe’s Core


Building tensions reached a breaking point after Italy’s deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, met this week in France with a Yellow Vest leader.

Italian government divided over Huawei, amid US pressure

By Samuel Stolton

The Italian Ministry of Economic Development refuted claims made by "government officials" on Thursday (7 January), following allegations that the country is set to ban Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE from taking part in the implementation of Italy's 5G infrastructure.

Engine trouble: EU struggles to attune diplomacy in Brussels

By Georgi Gotev

The rise to power of anti-EU populists in some member states is making it harder for the European Union to agree common statements on fast-moving foreign crises, diplomats say, raising a threat to the bloc's prized "soft power" status.

Slovakia declines to back Venezuela’s GuaidΓ³ as diplomats gather in Montevideo

By Georgi Gotev

Slovakia declined to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate head of state on Wednesday (6 February), joining Italy in breaking the coordinated action of European Union nations and the United States.

France says β€˜unacceptable’ that Italy’s Di Maio met β€˜yellow vests’

By Georgi Gotev

The French foreign ministry on Wednesday (6 February) denounced as "unacceptable" a meeting between Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and France's "yellow vest" anti-government protesters.