1. Politics

    “Responsible” parties vs “anti-system populism:” the Italian case

    by Manuela Perrone

    IT
    24 Analysis

    “Responsible” traditional parties are facing off with anti-establishment movements as Italy heads for national elections in 2018. One of the possible scenarios could be that it’s no longer the Right fighting the Left but the main forces of the center-left and the center-right -- PD and FI -- reaching a deal to stop the 5-Star Movement. Much like what is happening in France (pictured are Beppe Grillo, on the left, and Matteo Renzi)

  2. Alitalia faces possible liquidation after staff rejects rescue deal
    Business & Economy

    Alitalia faces possible liquidation after staff rejects rescue deal

    by Giorgio Pogliotti

    Alitalia’s staff late on Monday voted against a rescue plan that called for wage cuts in exchange for a €2 bn recapitalization. As a next step, the airline will be placed under special administration in a procedure that gets under way today. The Italian government reiterated it has no intention of nationalizing the airline