Articles by Lia Quartapelle
Lia Quartapelle is a member of the Italian parliament

Letter from … Rome

Lia Quartapelle  |  24 April 2017

December’s referendum on constitutional reform has led to an ongoing reconfiguration of Italian politics, writes Lia Quartapelle. The government’s defeat in the vote led to a shake-up at the top, and new leadership in the form of former foreign affairs minister Paolo Gentiloni. It also ignited a leadership contest in the centre-left Democratic party (PD). This is the …

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Letter from … Rome

Lia Quartapelle  |  9 September 2016

All across Europe, the institutions of representative democracy are under increased pressure from citizens. We are witnessing: the birth and rise of new parties, often populist ones; a growing demand for referendums; a loss of the authority of politics and politicians as well as a change in the role of interest groups and stakeholders. Citizens feel that there …

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