Europe’s economy

From Acropolis Now to Arrivederci Roma – get ready for the next big euro panic

There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.

Bruising in Bavaria for troubled Merkel

Angela Merkle’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, has suffered heavy losses in Bavaria.

Macron reshuffles cabinet, not policies

The French president has reshuffled his cabinet amid his plunging approval ratings.

Chart of the week: inflation in Turkey at its highest in 15 years

Inflation in Turkey has soared to its highest level since 2003. In August, the annual rate of consumer price inflation had reached around 18% but in September it was almost 25%.

Italy’s debt crisis could be far messier than the Greek drama ever was

Italy’s debt is very high indeed. With the chances of repaying it slim, the eurozone is heading for yet another messy crisis. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Italy picks a fight with Brussels

The big-spending budget proposed by Italy’s ruling populist coalition puts it at loggerheads with Brussels.

When will the slow-burning crisis in Italy ignite?

Italy’s populist government has decided to spend a lot more money than it’s got, risking a clash with the EU. John Stepek looks at how that might play out.

Macron fails to deliver

France’s golden boy is rapidly losing his shine. Matthew Partridge reports.

Brussels stands up to Orbán

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán suffers a humiliation at the hands of the European Parliament.

“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.

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