Italy is going to the polls in an election closely watched by a nervous EU. Will there be a clear majority or months of impasse? What does the election mean for the country's struggling economy?
Italy has stuck to its big-spending budget plan, despite demands for changes from the EU and the threat of financial penalties. The move has sparked concerns over Italy's debt, and uncertainty from investors.
A slowdown in the German economy in the third quarter has raised recession fears. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier thinks a package of tax cuts and other measures are needed to shore up future economic growth.
A scandal involving the financial regulator and a Polish bank puts ruling Law and Justice's claims to be Poland's anti-corruption party under scrutiny. DW looks at how a version of 'economic nationalism' could backfire.
The EU Commission's new rejection of the Italian budget is the first step in disciplinary procedures that could lead to hefty fines. In its report, the Commission said Italy has "seriously violated" EU budget rules.
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