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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in question Read more…


This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics

MACERATA, Italy — At the end of his shooting rampage as the police closed in, Luca Traini climbed the steps of a Fascist-era monument, wrapped himself in an Italian flag and straightened his arm in a Fascist salute. He had Read more…


Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry

MUNICH — All seems well in Bavaria. The streets are clean, unemployment is practically nonexistent, social benefits are generous and a vibrant sense of identity infuses small villages and big cities alike: Even teenagers sometimes don dirndls and lederhosen for Read more…


Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage

Italian news organizations noted on Tuesday that whenever Mr. Conte was about to step out on the international stage, as he did in Berlin on Monday, Mr. Salvini managed to steal the limelight. The interior minister’s comments on the Roma Read more…


Shunned by Italy, Migrants at Sea Begin Arriving in Spain

MADRID — Hundreds of migrants who had been rescued at sea but were stranded for a week after being turned away by Italy and Malta landed on Sunday in the port of Valencia, Spain. The Aquarius, a rescue ship carrying Read more…


Italy’s New Populist Leaders Vow to Deliver on Campaign Promises

The mayor of Pozzallo, Roberto Ammatuna, disputed Mr. Salvini’s claim that Sicily had become “a refugee camp of Europe.” The mayor retorted, “Here there are beaches” and tourists. The Five Star Movement became Parliament’s largest party thanks in large part Read more…