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WATCH LIVE: The Ukraine Crisis -- What's Next For Europe?

The WorldPost/Center For European Studies, Harvard | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

The Ukraine Crisis: What’s Next for Europe? “Security is like oxygen--you tend not to notice it until you begin to lose it, but once that occu...

Is Viktor Orbán Right That Liberal Democracy Has Failed? Is Italy Exhibit #1?

Marco Valerio Lo Prete | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Marco Valerio Lo Prete

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has argued that "liberal democratic societies cannot remain globally competitive" because their decision-making mechanisms are anachronistic. As Orbán sees it, the alternative is to build what he calls an "illiberal" democratic state. And this, he posited, is not a personal whim: "Today, the world tries to understand systems which are not Western, not liberal, maybe not even democracies, yet they are successful."

Mario Monti: 'France Should Play A More Decisive Role'

The WorldPost | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013 during the height of the euro crisis, is chairman of the Berggruen Institute's Council on the F...

The Answer to Unemployment Is More Europe Not Less

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Beyond more focused EU spending is also the responsibility of business to help bring down youth unemployment by showing what they have to offer Europe in order to make the transition from school to work flow more smoothly.

The Stalemate in Italy Could Destabilize Europe

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Georges Ugeux

With the announcement that the attempts by the Democrats to form a government have been derailed by what the Economist characterizes as two clowns, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo, the situation in Italy gets more dangerous.

A New Italy and the Myth of the Web

Iginio Gagliardone | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Iginio Gagliardone

This is an encouraging sign as it shows Italy's ability to face its crisis not just by falling back on technocracies or populism, but by injecting new meaning in institutions citizens had progressively lost their trust in.

God Save Italy

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Lucia Annunziata

The gist of all these arguments is that we can't not have a government, yet we can't figure out how to build one. This is the catch-22 that currently dominates our politics.

Italian Election Results Renew Euro Zone Crisis Fears

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - European shares tumbled on Tuesday after an Italian election stalemate threatened a rene...

Italian Election Results Have Investors Worried

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

* Beppe Grillo's 5-Star Movement stuns Italy * Centre-left coalition wins lower house but fails to control Senate * Fin...

Live Blog: Latest Updates On Italy's Election

Posted 02.25.2013 | World

It's a tight race to the finish today -- some polls show Pier Luigi Bersani's Center-Left party with a strong lead over former Prime Minister Silvio B...

Polls: Center-Left Takes Strong Lead In Italian Elections

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

* Global markets shaken by fears of new euro zone instability * Vote is stunning success for populist movement * Berlus...

Protest Votes Increase On Final Day Of Italian Election

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

By James Mackenzie and Gavin Jones ROME, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Italians voted for a second and final day in a general election on Monday ...

Italians to Choose Between Ungovernability and Collective Removal

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lucia Annunziata

In truth, the only thing that is really surprising in this electoral campaign is the level of removal that, once again, we as a people are capable of.

Giulia Belardelli

A Guide To Italy's Elections | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

Six coalitions and a myriad of political formations. Career politicians and new faces. An electoral law that has been described by the man who created...

Italian Elections: A Test of Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

The upcoming Italian elections are testing whether democracy can correct itself. The elections are a contest between the populism of short-term fixes and the long-term reforms necessary to make Italy's economy solvent, competitive and sustainable over the long run.

Italian Premier Slams Gay Marriage In New Interview

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti came out against both same-sex marriage and adoption, saying his country's parliament "can find other solutions for...

Italy's PM Resigns

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

* Monti resigns, elections expected in February * President to consult with political leaders Saturday * Expected to dis...

Italy's PM Expected To Resign Today

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

ROME, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will hand in his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano after parliament approves t...

The Miraculous Turnaround in Ecuadorian Migration Under President Correa

William K. Black | Posted 02.18.2013 | World
William K. Black

Why does the U.S. media treat Ecuador's President Rafael Correa with hostility and Italy's Prime Minister Monti with the greatest respect given Ecuador has experienced economic and social success under Correa's leadership and Italy has experienced severe failures under Monti?

Why Is the Failed Monti a 'Technocrat' and the Successful Correa a 'Left-Leaning Economist'?

William K. Black | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
William K. Black

The New York Times' slant in describing Monti as a "technocrat" and Correa as a "left-leaning economist" is typical of the dominant media. Monti and Correa both have doctorates in economics from U.S. universities and both have been professors of economics. Why does the New York Times treat Monti reverentially and Correa dismissively?

From Sarajevo, A Compelling And Spiritual Call For Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious conflict dominates the news today but there's an important and very different story of determined work by religious leaders from all over the world for peace and justice.

Alessandro De Angelis

EXCLUSIVE: Berlusconi Talks 'No Fear,' Communists And How Europe Is Holding 'A Loaded Gun Against' Italy | Alessandro De Angelis | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

Huffington Post Italia politics reporter Alessandro de Angelis sat down last week with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for an exclusiv...

Europe's Latest Gimmick

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.09.2012 | World
Robert Kuttner

The EU is now officially back in recession. Unemployment is rising in all of the nations that have submitted to austerity plans. Even the Germans, who benefit from the rest of Europe's pain because capital flight produces very low German interest rates, are headed for a recession later this year, according to the OECD. Europe's economies are prisoners of Merkel's austerity demands on one side, and the speculative attacks of the bond market on the other. In principle, the ECB could extend unlimited support to government bonds, and take the profit out of speculation. Draghi's latest announcement seems to offer just that, but the austerity conditions render it next to useless.

Is Italy in Denial of Its Public Debt?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Mario Monti, the Prime Minister cum Minister of Finance, toured the capitals of Europe to obtain support for Italy, indicating that Italian sentiment would turn anti-Euro without such help.

Italy's Super-Rich Move Their Yachts Amid Tax Evasion Crackdown

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Wealthy Italians are sailing away to calmer shores. In an attempt to reign in alleged tax dodgers, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has ordered a...