New Italian coalition government viewed positively in Brussels

New Italian coalition government viewed positively in BrusselsOpen Europe's Anna Nadibaidze discussed the new coalition government formed in Rome on Al Jazeera English on 29 August. The post New Italian coalition government viewed positively in Brussels appeared first on Open Europe.

Is a No Deal Brexit scenario now inevitable?

Is a No Deal Brexit scenario now inevitable?Appearing on Al Jazeera's Inside Story programme, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe assessed whether a Brexit deal was still achievable after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament. The post Is a No Deal Brexit scenario now inevitable? appeared first on Open Europe.

Nuclear research center Cern to help develop machine learning for autonomous vehicles

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‘A very British coup’: Global media reacts to Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament

A person wearing a Boris Johnson 'head' digs a grave at the foot of a tombstone during a protest organised by Avaaz and Best for Britain, outside Downing Street in London.Stefan Rousseau - PA Images | PA Images | Getty ImagesBritish and international media outlets have responded predictably strongly to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to shut down parliament for several weeks, with newspapers around the world transfixed by the surprise announcement. With 63 days left until Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union, Johnson has sought to limit lawmakers' opportunities to derail his plans for Brexit. The highly-controversial move is the new prime minister's boldest yet in his push to take the country out of the bloc before October 31. Many media outlets emphasized the "rogue" in "prorogue" on Thursday, while Belgium's De Morgen newspaper described the tactic as "a very British coup." How did British papers react?The Independent has called the e..

Politics has trumped populism in Italy but it’s not over yet, former Prime Minister...

VIDEO2:0402:04I cannot stay in government with the Five-Star Movement, Matteo Renzi saysStreet Signs EuropeA new left-wing coalition in Rome signals a move away from populism for Italy, according to former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is hopeful that the new pact could share power until the next scheduled election in 2023. The opposition Democratic Party (PD) — which Renzi led until 2016 — set aside its differences with the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S) this week to create a new coalition, after a rocky agreement between M5S and the right-wing Lega party ended last week. Renzi, attacking Lega leader Matteo Salvini for his divisive rhetoric and his use of social media, said that politics had trumped populism using terminology borrowed from the sports field. "This result: politics 1, populism O. This is the result of the first half of the match," he told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche suggesting he was expecting some sort of challenge from the ousted Salvini. A former ..

Ex-Italy PM Renzi on a creating a spin-off party: ‘Everything is possible in crazy...

VIDEO3:0403:04'Anything is possible in Italian politics,' Matteo Renzi says on spin-off partyStreet Signs EuropeItaly's former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi refused to rule out creating a spin-off party in the future, but told CNBC that dealing with the immediate threat of the right-wing Lega party was his initial concern. Renzi resigned as leader in late 2016 but is still a prominent member of the Democratic Party (PD) which has just entered into a new coalition in Rome with left-wing rivals the Five-Star Movement (M5S). Renzi told CNBC's Joumanna Bercetche Thursday that he would not take up a ministerial role in the new coalition due to his grievances with M5S, describing personal attacks made against him. But Renzi spoke of the possibility of creating a spin-off group from PD, but only once the new coalition had dealt with Lega and its populist leader Matteo Salvini. "We will see," he said when asked about his future. "Everything is possible in crazy Italian polit..