Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.
Italy’s recent election proved a successful one for Euro-sceptic parties. Matthew Partridge talks to Italian economist Lorenzo Codogno to find out what – if anything – it means for Brexit.
My predictions regarding the Italian elections at the weekend went poorly, says Matthew Partridge. But there was better news in Germany.
Theresa May is finally confronting the hard truths of leaving the EU. Matthew Partridge reports.
Italy’s politics have long been an international joke – but after an exceptionally farcical election at a difficult time, that joke isn’t funny any more, say Frédéric Guirinec and Cris Sholto Heaton.
Since the financial crisis, central bankers, not politicians, have been in charge of developed-world economies. But that’s starting to change, says John Stepek. Here’s what it means for you.
Viktor Orban’s policies have raised fears about the future of democracy in Hungary, but voters like his handling of the economy. Frédéric Guirinec reports.
With the Italian election coming up at the start of March, Matthew Partridge looks at who the bookies expect to win.
ECB boss Mario Draghi steps down next year. Who takes over, and how the transition is handled, will be crucial to the future of the eurozone, says John Stepek.
Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement is on course to be the biggest party in an Italian hung parliament.
Wetherspoon founder Tim Martin has been a vocal supporter of a hard Brexit. Here, he tells Matthew Partridge about his vision for Britain.