Europe is Good for Greece, and Turkey, too

Although it is possible to argue that EU membership ruined Greece and non-membership saved Turkey, this conclusion is as incorrect as it is intriguing.

In Italy’s Local Elections, a Professor and a Comedian Have the Last Laugh

The biggest surprise of this round of elections was Five Star Movement's victory in Parma. Led by former comedian Beppe Grillo, the party has focused on advocating for green energy, environmental sustainability and criticizing the political elites.

Why Europe’s Votes are not a Rejection of Austerity

A “throw-the-bums-out” sentiment tends to predominate in countries with growing unemployment and shrinking economies. This is why voter volatility and anxiety might produce a change in personnel, but not always a dramatic shift in economic policy.