Germany’s leaders talk about taking on more responsibilities in world affairs. But the country’s government struggles with even basic forms of efficiency.
Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.
The entire increase in the share of people running the risk of poverty since 2005 is due to the bigger share of immigrants in the German society.
Five Star leader Di Maio still has not learned that comments which may go down well during an election campaign can easily backfire for a senior politician in office.
The big prize being eyed by the anti-European and xenophobic parties are the elections to the European Parliament next May.
It may take a further rise in Italian bond yields to remind the populist government’s leaders in Rome that their room for maneuver to operate with more debt is very limited.
Uncanny parallels between one of Turkey’s top football clubs and the outcome of Turkey’s upcoming general elections.
If Italy’s government tames its radical instincts it could be allowed to get away with a few things. But if it is confrontational with the EU it will be heading for trouble.
The man who gave us the disaster of Libya is no help against Brexit.