Mario Draghi’s Fall Is a Triumph of Democracy, Not a Threat to It

No voter ever cast a ballot for him.

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Wonking Out: What’s the Matter With Italy?

The caricatures are faulty, but the crisis is real.

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Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

The downfall of Italy’s prime minister has raised concerns across Europe about the power of populist movements and whether they will erode unity against Russian aggression.

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The Future Is Italy, and It’s Bleak

A rising far right is a portent of what may be to come.

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Draghi Offers Resignation for 2nd Time

After the collapse of his national unity government, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy went to the president to step down again, deepening the country’s political crisis.

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Draghi Demands Unity to Stay On as Italy’s Prime Minister

Days after Mario Draghi tendered his resignation, the Italian leader offered a way out of political crisis. Now it depends on the parties to accept or reject it.

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Italy’s Crisis Redoubles European Foreboding

Europe is being tested, not only in its united front to Russia, but in the very resilience of its democracies, as nationalist forces sympathetic to Russia remain untamed.

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Mario Draghi to Resign as Italian Prime Minister

A confidence vote showed fatal fractures in Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s grand coalition, as the anti-establishment Five Star Movement withheld support and set off a political crisis.

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Europe Offers Ukraine a Hope of Joining the E.U., but Not a Vast Arsenal

In their first wartime visit to Kyiv, the leaders of France and Germany countered doubts about their commitment to Ukraine defeating Russia, but did not promise the weapons Ukrainians have called for.

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Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.

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On Russia, Europe Weighs Competing Goals: Peace and Punishment

Arming Ukraine is not turning the tide. Is the answer vastly more weapons, as Ukraine says, or a bitter truce?

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As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

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Italy Takes a Risk in Joining Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

The two countries have had strong economic ties for decades, but the invasion of Ukraine has spurred the government in Rome to realign with European allies — at an outsize cost.

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Five Takeaways on Ukraine Crisis, After Putin Breaks Silence

The threat of conflict may not have passed, despite a flurry of diplomacy in Moscow and Kyiv.

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Covid’s New Divide: Risk Takers vs. the Risk Averse

In Italy, with its high vaccination rate, the social schism revolves less around who’s gotten a shot, and more around lifestyles and comfort levels of living with the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #draghi-mario, #families-and-family-life, #italy, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

Italian Lawmakers Say They Have Agreed to Re-Elect Sergio Mattarella as President

Mr. Mattarella has presided over a chaotic seven years in which the country swung wildly from the left to the right, acting as the guardrails of Italy’s democracy.

#draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #italy, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Silvio Berlusconi Angles for Italy’s Presidency, Bunga Bunga and All

The billionaire former prime minister is working hard to persuade lawmakers to vote for him next week, despite an unusual résumé for a job resting on moral authority.

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Italy Ponders a New Role for Draghi. Let the Politicking Begin.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi is in the running to be the next president, a powerful but often-ceremonial role that could take his hand off day-to-day affairs.

#berlusconi-silvio, #democratic-party-italy, #draghi-mario, #italy, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War

In pockets of Europe, vaccine resistance has become the long tail of the populist nationalist movements that shook up European politics for a decade.

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Center of Italy’s Anti-Vaccine Protests Is Now a Covid Hot Spot

After leading the resistance to the government’s new health pass, the northeastern port city of Trieste is home to a worrying spike in cases.

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Pressure Grows on G20 Nations to Get Covid Vaccines to the Poor

The world’s leaders are focusing on preventing future pandemics, but experts say rich nations are not doing enough to help the poor survive the current one.

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Biden Eases Fray with France and Savors Meeting with Pope as Europe Trip Begins

Mr. Biden sought to mend ties with France’s president over a sabotaged French submarine contract, and expressed gratitude toward Pope Francis after a 90-minute meeting.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #draghi-mario, #european-union, #francis, #group-of-twenty, #rome-italy, #united-states-international-relations

‘America Is Back,’ Biden Declared in June. The World Is About to Test Him.

Arriving in Europe with an unfinished economic and environmental spending plan, the president will confront new challenges, some self-inflicted, at two major summits.

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After Merkel, Europe Will Be Led By No One

There is a vacuum at the bloc’s heart.

#draghi-mario, #europe, #european-sovereign-debt-crisis-2010, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #scholz-olaf-1958

An Italian Politician’s Quest for Attention Gets a Boost From Richard Gere

The actor may testify against Matteo Salvini, Italy’s former interior minister, in a case involving the treatment of migrants.

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Italy Puts in Force Tough New Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

The rollout went more or less smoothly, with only scattered protests, as the majority of citizens accepted the ‘Green Pass’ as a tolerable sacrifice to stem the Covid pandemic.

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Italy’s New Law Requires Workers to Get Covid Vaccine or Testing

The rollout went more or less smoothly, with only scattered protests, as the majority of citizens accepted the ‘Green Pass’ as a tolerable sacrifice to stem the Covid pandemic.

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Memory of Migrant Crisis Haunts Europe as First Afghan Refugees Land

With elections looming in Germany and France, European politicians are terrified of another mass movement of migrants. But experts say the comparison with 2015 is flawed.

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Vatican Expresses Deep Reservations Over Gay Rights Bill in Italy

The move prompted cries of political meddling from liberal politicians and gestures of gratitude from conservatives. A church historian called it “an unprecedented act.”

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #draghi-mario, #francis, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #italy, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church

France Arrests Former Members of Italian Extremist Group

The seven militants had been given refuge in France decades ago, a move which poisoned diplomatic ties between France and Italy. The arrests signal a strengthening of ties between the two governments.

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How Mario Draghi Is Making Italy a Power Player in Europe

The new prime minister is leveraging his European relationships and his solid reputation to make Italy a force on the continent in a way it has not been in decades.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #draghi-mario, #europe, #european-union, #international-relations, #italy, #politics-and-government

Italy Pushes Back as Health Care Workers Shun Covid Vaccines

Prime Minister Mario Draghi issued a decree requiring that workers in health care facilities be vaccinated, a move that will test the legal limits of his government’s efforts to stem coronavirus outbreaks.

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Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

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Why Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt.

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Europe’s Vaccine Suspension May Be Driven as Much by Politics as Science

Once it became clear Germany was pausing, the pressure mounted on other governments to hold off as well, out of fear of seeming incautious and for the sake of a united front.

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Desperate Italy Blocks Exports of Vaccines Bound for Australia

The move, under new E.U. rules, is part of an intensifying global competition for doses as vaccine shortages hamper rollouts and variants raise fears of virus surges.

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Mario Draghi Wins Support to Form Government in Italy

The former European Central Bank chief, picked as a consensus prime minister, will look to lead the country out of the coronavirus crisis and repair the economic damage left by the pandemic.

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Mario Draghi Saved the Euro. Can He Now Save Italy?

Mario Draghi has broad support as he tries to form a new government and restore Italy’s credibility and clout in Brussels. But Italian politics is a dangerous place for an enigmatic technocrat.

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Mario Draghi Is Asked to Form Government in Italy

The sudden ascent of the man credited with helping save the euro was a pipe dream for Italians frustrated with a coalition paralyzed by ideological schisms and incompetence.

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Italy Looks to Mario Draghi to Solve Crisis, to Delight of Pro-E.U. Politicians

After a last-ditch attempt to revive Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s majority failed, Italy’s president summoned Mr. Draghi, the ex-head of the European Central Bank, to discuss leading Italy through the coronavirus emergency.

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