Ylenia Gostoli is a producer at TRT World. She’s an award-winning journalist, previously based in the West Bank, Rome and London. She has reported from more than ten European and Middle Eastern countries, often focusing on refugees.
The Italian election saw the lowest-ever turnout since the post-war period, as voters were unmoved by the narrative of a ‘fascist’ threat and rather punished political forces they see as responsible for their long-standing economic woes.
Most young Italians unable to decide who to vote for are on the left of the political spectrum, where they feel unrepresented. The question is how many of them will still step out to cast their vote on Sunday.
A solution to the ongoing gas crisis is the top concern for Italians heading to the polls on September 25 – but disenchantment and apathy prevail as 40 percent of voters are still undecided.
Giorgia Meloni, who is tipped to become Italy’s first female prime minister, says she wants an EU fund to help the countries most affected by the energy crisis, and to set up offshore centres to process refugees in Africa.
Italy’s far-right PM frontrunner Giorgia Meloni has voiced her support for sanctions against Russia - but the coalition has shown cracks.
The EU leadership seeks to starve Russia of the funds it needs to finance its war with Ukraine, but that comes at a high cost.
Giorgia Meloni, who could become Italy’s first female prime minister at the upcoming election later this month, denies her party’s links to fascism. But a look at its history and support base suggests otherwise.
The last two months have seen a surge in ‘prosumers’ in Romania as the energy crunch sways the government into financing solar panel use.
Climate-vulnerable nations, already footing the global bill of a changing climate, face rising borrowing costs and economic challenges that further impair their ability to adapt.
The constitutional referendum, which is expected to pass amid boycott calls, will concentrate all powers in the hands of the president.
While the EU Commission proposes a mechanism to reduce gas consumption and encourage stockpiling for the winter, member states are going it alone with gas deals.
Regular citizens, exasperated by months of crippling economic crisis, occupied government residences after three months of protests.
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