The Italian election has resulted in a stalemate which questions the country's reform agenda. We take a look and talk to Bremer Landesbank's Folker Hellmeyer about the outlook.
The new Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has hit the ground running. If he keeps up this furious pace, we may indeed see real changes in Italy, writes DW's Bernd Riegert.
Italy's president is meeting political party delegations to see if there is enough support for the mayor of Florence to lead a new national government. A decision could be made over the weekend.
The last thing the EU needed was a crisis in Italy ahead of elections for the European Parliament. The prime minister's resignation could lead to chaos in Italy and a return of the euro crisis, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Observers worry that the success of France's far-right National Front in national polls on Sunday is just a preview of European polls in May. But there's no need to assume that, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
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