Italy

With blatant lies being told about the financial cost of leaving the EU, Angela Jameson singles out someone not afraid to tell it like it is

Michael White on another fudge which sees Theresa May survive but Brexit’s judgement day is approaching

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

It was striking to note the portents of doom heralded by various sections of the media around the issue of the so-called constitutional crisis besetting Italy. This was, as they saw it, yet another nail in the EU’s coffin post-Brexit.

Negotiating a smooth exit from a fragmented EU is even more challenging, writes JAMES BALL.

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

Anti-mafia crusader Giovanni Falcone showed exactly how to wage war against organised crime, but, says his former colleague AUBREY JONES, it seems like we need to learn the lessons again.

Hard Brexit agitator Jacob Rees-Mogg has demanded Theresa May takes a tougher line with Brussels – but denied he is launching a coup to become prime minister.

Is it really worth throwing the country into chaos just to save a fiver on a pair of shoes?

ANGELA JAMESON explores Italy’s new government and what it might mean for the EU

MICHAEL WHITE discusses U-turns from the PM and Boris Johnson as they try to keep a lid on the Brexit betrayal chaos

From the actors, to the locations and the inspiration, Europe has always been at the heart of Star Wars, says JAMES OLIVER... even the Nazis.

With Brexit negotiations due to come to a close this year, Michael White suggests that its time for the characters to step aside and the real politicians to step up

Nowhere better captures Italy’s complex relationship with fascism than Predappio, the birthplace of Mussolini. CLARE SPEAK paid a visit

Giuseppe Sollazzo on one of the contest’s memorable winners – a love song to the single market

Popbitch’s Eurovision team give the lowdown on who to watch out for in this year’s contest

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

The remarkable rise of Italy’s Five Star Movement ​is inspiring copycats elsewhere in Europe. But, as HANNAH ROBERTS explains, its innovative, technological strategy masks a movement without a soul

The UK’s fashion sector says it needs the single market to flourish... JAMES BALL warns Brexit will damage a truly modern industry

STEVE ANGLESEY names the worst Brexiteers of the week

Two contrasting images are likely to define the exact moment when Britain leaves the European Union at 11pm on March 29, 2019 – one year from now.

It is time to face the fact that Washington’s ‘special relationship’ is now with Moscow, writes MITCH BENN.

MICHAEL WHITE on the Kremlin, Rex Tillerson and spreadsheet Phil’s positive spin.

From his position inside UKIP GAWAIN TOWLER witnessed the rise of pan-European nationalism. In his first article since quitting as communications chief he offers an insight into a worrying trend.

The New European’s Editor-at-Large ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on a memorable exchange between Blair and Putin.

Fascism arises when people have a yearning for order and peace at any cost, says BONNIE GREER

The breathtaking disregard with which some Brexiteers are now treating the Irish peace process show how little they understand the issue, and what is at stake, says PETER MILLAR, who saw the Troubles up close

MICHAEL WHITE on why the prospect of Trump trade wars takes away all the icing

So much about Italy’s imminent election seems wearily familiar, but there are also sinister echoes of the country’s more distant past.

The Trade Secretary who travelled all that way for a packet of crisps.

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ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

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