Italy’s political crisis is a gut punch to Europe

Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 30.05.2018

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European leaders thought they had broken free from doubts about the future of the European Union that plagued them after Britain voted to leave two years ago. Instead, a fast-moving political crisis in Italy this week has come as a gut punch, reviving fears of a fresh assault on unity. [...]

“All these hopes we expressed in 2017 were too positive, went beyond what was realistic and doable and achievable,” said Janis Emmanouilidis, the director of studies at the European Policy Centre, a Brussels think tank with close ties to E.U. policymakers. “The scars of what has happened over the last seven or eight years in Europe can easily reopen, and the fears are these scars become big new wounds.” [...]

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