February 5, 2019

               Luigi di Maio (5 Star Movement), Giuseppe Conti (Italian Prime Minister), and Matteo Salvini (League)

On March 4, 2018, 73% of Italians went to the polls. It took three months, however, before they could celebrate the formati...

October 16, 2018

In 2018, migration flows  to Italy have consistently decreased. This might sound unexpected in light of current conservative rhetoric and tense political debate on migration. Yet, data from the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) speak very clearly: sea arrivals...

September 4, 2018

The 2018 Italian Elections were a "Tsunami with no winner" according to political scientist Alessandro Chiaramonte. Last night, September 3, in the Limonaia of Villa La Pietra, Chiaramonte and fellow political scientist Roberto D'Alimonte provided NYU Florence students...

July 18, 2018

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki behind closed doors. The outcomes of the four-hour summit, which were disclosed by the two leaders during a press conference immediately after , hit the headlines both in the U.S...

June 25, 2018

Ahead of the EU Council’s working session (i.e. the meeting of the heads of state or government of all EU countries) scheduled on June 28 and 29, sixteen EU Member States met yesterday in an informal summit in Brussels with the aim to renegotiate the principles allocat...

June 19, 2018

It didn’t take long for the new Italian government to hit the international headlines once again after Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s cabinet was formally sworn in on June 1 (see previous article). Over the last week, newly appointed Interior Minister Matteo S...

June 7, 2018

Following approval by President Sergio Mattarella on Friday, Prime Minister designate Giuseppe Conte and his cabinet undertook the last step towards confirmation of the proposed 5-StarMovement/ League government on Tuesday and Wednesday, when it received the absolute m...

June 4, 2018

Against all odds, the unlikely coalition of the 5 Star Movement and League, which came out of Italy's March general election, were able to pull back from the brink of political collapse by accepting the conditions of Italian President Sergio Mattarella and striking a n...

May 30, 2018

It may sound like the perfect plot for an intriguing film, full of twists and turns, but, it happens to be what has really transpired in Italian politics over the last several days.

It took months of continuous negotiations among all parties before a coalition between F...

May 22, 2018

On May 21, after ten days of non-stop negotiations, 5-Star-Movement and the League jointly nominated a Prime Minister: “We indicated the name of Giuseppe Conte, he will be Prime Minister of a political government”, the leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio tol...

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