Local woes, European problems

Author: | Published: 27 Mar 2018

Italy's election has made the EU's worst fears a reality. The election saw a stunning rejection of the EU and massive support for eurosceptic parties, including the far-right League that became the largest conservative party in Italy. Negotiations are ongoing to form a functioning government and several permutations could arise, but the most probable conclusion politically is a coalition involving the 5 Star Movement, the League and potentially Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia. League has strongly favoured exiting the EU and the euro previously, and taken a hardline stance against immigration, venturing...