Italy has mentioned few times that Europe must strike the traffickers, destroying their boats. And Rome even mentioned international military or police operation. The EU has announced it is the plan to capture and destroy the smugglers vessels before they can be used. Would you say it might help, or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.
Italian PM Matteo Renzi said: Gay rights will be the same as those for married heterosexual couples. Many people consider Italy as a pretty conservative country. Would you say that Renzi is risking some backlash with this initiative or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.
Former PM Silvio Berlusconi asked for a review of his tax fraud trial, he also suggested that President Giorgio Napolitalo should pardon him. Would you say that these are just a desperate measures of a desperate man as a Senate vote on his expulsion nears and he knows that he is going to lose?
Silvio Berlusconi has called for fresh elections “as soon as possible”. Berlusoni’s ministers resigned and PM Letta accused Berlusconi of telling big lie. It does not look good for the current coalition.
By Erik Jones, Professor of European Studies, Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna Center, The Johns Hopkins University.