Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

Two populist parties are set to take over the government reins in Italy and about the only thing they seem to agree on is their desire to spend huge amounts of money. That's bad news for Italian finances and terrible news for the eurozone. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Luigi Di Maio, head of Italy's Five Star Movement

Luigi Di Maio, head of Italy's Five Star Movement

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Giuseppe Conte has been chosen to become Italy's prime minister despite never before having held a public office.

Giuseppe Conte has been chosen to become Italy's prime minister despite never before having held a public office.

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Lega head Matteo Salvini

Lega head Matteo Salvini

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