The EU's worst nightmare has materialised: eurosceptic
parties Five-Star Movement and League have agreed a coalition
deal that demands changes to European migration policy,
discussions on existing European treaties and financial
contributions to the European budget. They are also pushing for
a review of EU rules imposing fiscal restrictions on national
While much of the focus has been on the parties'
relationship with the EU and whether this brings a so-called
Italexit closer, limited attention has been placed on the
fragile state of the Italian economy, which presents the
biggest risk to...