Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2018

Migrants are still trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. But ever since Italy has closed its ports to ships that have saved refugees from the waves, there are indications that some captains have grown more willing to sail on by without helping. By Raphael Thelen more... Comment ]

Weaponized Debt: Italy Doubles Down on Threat to Euro Stability

Weaponized Debt: Italy Doubles Down on Threat to Euro Stability

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2018

Fears are growing that the euro crisis may soon return. Italy could spark a chain reaction if it doesn't yield to the European Union's demand that it rein in its planned deficit spending. Concern is rising in Brussels and on the financial markets. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

Interview with Italian Vintner Antinori: 'Italian Wines Are Drunk, Not Collected'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2018

Albiera Antinori is head of the centuries-old Italian vintner of the same name. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she speaks of the flood of cheap wine, new buying habits in China and the populist government in Rome. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Susanne Amann more... Comment ]

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 16, 2018

With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart of Europe. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]


Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European solution. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him in Rome. Interview Conducted By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is a populist and a firebrand, but also a fearless tactician. His hardline approach to migration threatens not only Angela Merkel's tenure as chancellor, but also the entire EU. By Walter Mayr more...


Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 06, 2018

Italy can only manage its current crisis with German help. And Germany needs Italy to keep Europe stable. While there is no simple solution, a new form of assistance could help. An Essay by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2018

Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 29, 2018

In an interview, outgoing European Central Bank Vice President Vítor Constâncio issues a timely reminder that ECB assistance is tied to conditions, but insists the eurozone is in good shape despite the problems in Italy. Interview Conducted by Henning Jauernig and Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2018

Rather than handing the reins of power to anti-EU populists, Italy's president has paved the way for snap elections. Who is Sergio Mattarella? By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome more... Comment ]