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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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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Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

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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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Putin’s Aggression Leaves His Right-Wing Fan Club Squirming

The Russian strongman has for years been idolized by a Who’s Who of populist, nationalist leaders. They are now stumbling over what to say.

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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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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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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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After Government Falls, Italy Must Navigate Pandemic on ‘Cruise Control’

The country is no stranger to political chaos. But it now faces the unsettling prospect of going rudderless during the coronavirus crisis.

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As Political Crisis Meets Pandemic, Italians Wonder, Why?

The government survived a near-collapse, but it remained unclear just what Matteo Renzi, the ambitious former prime minister, hoped to gain by provoking it.

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European Populists Who Looked to Trump Now Look Away

The riot at the U.S. Capitol and bogus claims of election fraud have led former allies of President Trump to distance themselves.

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How Le Pen, Baudet and More in Europe Are Looking Away From Trump

The riot at the U.S. Capitol and bogus claims of election fraud have led former allies of President Trump to distance themselves.

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What Berlusconi Could Teach Trump About Losing

Two icons of disruptive political leadership have much in common … except for acknowledging gracefully when they’ve been voted out.

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In Italy Elections, Salvini Coalition Fails to Take Tuscan Prize

A center-right coalition led by Matteo Salvini, once Italy’s most powerful politician, won three key regions but fell short in Tuscany, where victory could have bolstered his comeback bid.

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How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.

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Europe Needs to Come Together. But Not Like This.

It’s neither necessary nor prudent to distribute debt across the Continent.

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