Russia and China are the two spectres of the West, but how Italians feel towards them is a different story.
The Democrats look to remake themselves under Enrico Letta while the Five Star Movement places its future in the hands of Giuseppe Conte. Will it be enough to stem the tide of populism?
Quarrels between the Brussels and pharmaceutical companies revealed the problems with the EU's and Italy's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
The dramatic epidemiological situation in the autonomous province has revealed how trust and cooperation with the central government is important.