EU Affairs

Francis Jacobs, Member of IIEA EU27 Expert Group and Former Head of European Parliament Office, Dublin.
IIEA1st March 201812min

This blog analyses the state of play in Italian politics in advance of the 4 March 2018 elections, looking at the breakdown of the left, and the development of pre-election coalitions. It also examines rise of the Five Star Movement, paying particular attention to its ability to draw support from the far-right and far-left. Finally, the blog looks ahead to the possible outcomes of the election.