Michele Barbero is an Italian journalist currently based in Paris, where he works as an assistant producer for France 24-English. His main focuses are international politics and political behaviour. He tweets@MicheleBarbero.
Walking on a thin line
The game of Italian politics has never been so dangerous and high-stakes. Party leaders are willing to play.
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Why Northern Ireland had to pretend the IRA was gone for good.
Italy's shy president?
Matteo Renzi has won the battle to have his first choice candidate elected as Italy's new President of the Republic....
Mafia is northern Italy's problem too
A recent judicial sentence confirms that clan-based organised crime has extended its influence to northern Italy.
Italy: back to the future?
PM Matteo Renzi triumphed over Beppe Grillo and Berlusconi in the last European elections. Does this reshuffling of...
Can Alexis Tsipras save the Italian left?
The oft-divided Italian radical left has united behind the star of the Greek left, Alexis Tsipras, in the European...