Juncker Blocked Clamp Down on Tax Avoidance, Leaked Cables Say

Leaked diplomatic cables indicate that Jean-Claude Juncker, the embattled President of the European Commission, blocked proposals to clamp down on cross-border tax avoidance schemes within the EU as Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

Rome's Mayor, Virginia Raggi, casts her vote Sunday in Italian referendum.

Populists Primed to Govern Italy After Stinging Renzi Defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi kept his promise to resign from office after losing a constitutional referendum tied to his administration Sunday, opening the door for the growing populist Five Star Movement (M5S) to move into Italy’s political driver’s seat.

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Populist Mayor Virginia Raggi Meets with Pope Francis

Rome’s new populist mayor, Virginia Raggi, had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis on Friday, after which she said she had been “deeply impressed” by the pontiff. During their meeting, Raggi played the Pope a video on her tablet, comprising

Virginia Raggi, Five Star Movement (M5S) candidate for the mayoral elections in Rome, speaks during her last campaign meeting on June 17, 2016 at Ostia Lido, Rome's seashore, before the second round of the election.

Populist Woman Mayor Wins Rome by Landslide: ‘New Era’ Begins

Virginia Raggi, the telegenic populist candidate from Italy’s 5-Star Movement (M5S), has won a landslide victory to become the first female mayor of Rome, defeating the Democratic Party candidate Roberto Giachetti by more than thirty points in Sunday’s runoff election.