La Bella Italia – that's history now. Italy is plagued by high debt, youth unemployment, corruption and a decrepit bureaucracy. The government hopes to boost stability and efficiency through constitutional reforms.
The EU's budget commissioner has said there are still concerns that the Italian budget could be sent back for revisions. If so, it would be an unprecedented move.
The Maldives' presidential election has been dubbed a "referendum on freedom." As China gains more political influence across the archepelago, India wants an electoral setback for "pro-Beijing" President Yameen.
After a period of mourning, the Genoa bridge collapse will have to be addressed. It could trigger infrastructure reforms, but Italy's populist government seems to only be looking for scapegoats, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
Bella Italia – that's history now. High debt, youth unemployment, corruption and a decrepit bureaucracy. The government hopes to make the country more efficient and stable through constitutional reform.
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