The EU has already lost the UK – it could lose Italy too
When Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency last year, his victory was heralded as the deathblow to the rise of populism in Europe. “European relief as pro-EU centre ground beats far-right” wrote the FT on its front page. “France votes for Europe” opined the Spanish daily La Vanguardia. Macron’s victory was seen as proof that the resurgence of the pro-EU centre was finally underway.
Today, that optimism appears grossly misplaced.
Europe’s pro and anti-establishment forces find themselves at loggerheads again — this time in Italy — where a political and constitutional crisis threatens the stability of both the Eurozone and the European Union.
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