Europe’s economy

Italy stands up to the EU

Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister and leader of the Northern League © Alamy

Italy is defying the EU over public spending. But this time, the markets won’t come to Brussels’ aid. That’s going to be a big problem for the EU.

The two faces of Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, presents himself internationally as a bold statesman – yet his much-needed domestic reforms are remarkable for their timidity, says Frédéric Guirinec.

“Norway for now”: how we can avoid a botched Brexit

The government is making absurdly heavy weather of leaving the EU. Yet there is a straightforward solution hiding in plain sight. George Trefgarne explains.

Far-right falls short in Sweden

But the party has shifted the terms of the debate. Matthew Partridge reports.

Italy: no appetite for “self-help” policies

Italy’s huge public debt pile and high financing needs mean it could use some deep-pocketed investors, but its insistence on a budget that might break EU rules doesn’t make it attractive.

Greece emerges from intensive care

Following three rescue packages in eight years, the eurozone’s problem child is standing on its own two feet again. But the debt crisis has merely been managed, not resolved. Alex Rankine reports.

Only the brave should venture into Turkey

The embattled lira has recovered a little, but Turkey is still a risky bet, says Marina Gerner. Only brave investors should take a look.

Italy’s Morandi Bridge tragedy is a warning

The Genoa bridge disaster holds lessons for the whole EU. Emily Hohler reports.

A good time to expand into Turkey

As emerging economies wobble there are bargains to be had for businesses buying abroad, says Matthew Lynn.

Is the Turkish crisis a buying opportunity?

On the face of it, now might look like a great time to snap up a bargain in Turkey. But is it worth the risk, and could better deals lie elsewhere? John Stepek investigates.

Europe’s far-right shun Trump’s strategist

Steve Bannon, the former political strategist to Donald Trump, fails in his European populist ambitions.

Georgia’s glittering prospects

Countries in eastern Europe are rarely thought of as free-market paragons. But Georgia is a surprisingly dynamic and liberal economy.

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