The Deutsche-Commerzbank tie-up makes no sense and may spark another financial crisis.
The far-right Sweden Democrats pose a threat in the upcoming Swedish election. Matthew Partridge looks at the odds of them winning.
The government’s preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit in March 2019 have largely ground to a halt.
What happens next in Italy is anyone’s guess, but the stakes are high. Emily Hohler reports.
Italy’s president blocking the government’s choice of finance minister will mean fresh elections – which could easily turn into a referendum on Europe.
Italy’s president has overruled the country’s populist coalition and appointed his own man as finance minister. That could mean fresh elections and an explicitly anti-euro government, says John Stepek.
Another Project Fear is well under way in Europe, says Matthew Lynn. But Italy’s new government has some good ideas.
When Britain voted to leave the EU, almost nobody was talking about the customs union. Today it’s at the centre of the Brexit battleground. Simon Wilson reports.
Before it adopted the euro in 1999, Italy could inflate its way out of trouble by cutting interest rates, devaluing the lira or increasing government spending. Those are no longer options under the single currency.
That Giuseppe Conti is almost certain to be the next prime minister of Italy is not too surprising after all, says Matthew Partridge.
The new populist government is on a collision course with the EU, says Emily Hohler.