Macron has two advantages over Matteo Renzi: A solid majority in parliament and the ability to give protesters some fiscal concessions.
France’s current political fight is over the country’s ability to accept evolutionary – rather than revolutionary — change.
Italy keeps investing itself in false hopes. No political leader can provide magic fixes.
Despite potential referendum loss, risk of new elections, bigger political upheaval or Italy leaving the euro is quite low.
The effects of Renzi’s reforms are problematic. They lead to more centralization — and don’t address the country’s real problems.
Will the British vote to leave the EU embolden anti-European populists elsewhere in Europe?
The resignation of President Napolitano could pose a big challenge for Matteo Renzi.
France’s Prime Minister Valls urges his fellow citizens to reform.