Italy EU

Vatican warned investigations were understaffed and experienced

European assessors warn that the Vatican’s efforts to investigate and prosecute financial crimes suffer from understaffing and inexperience. ROME, Italy – European assessors warned on Wednesday that the Vatican’s efforts to investigate and prosecute financial crimes suffered from understaffing and inexperience, as well as the mistaken belief that its own …

Read More »

Mario Draghi sets the tone in cooling EU-China relations

It was the abortive takeover this year of an obscure Italian company with just over 50 employees that illustrated how one of China’s greatest diplomatic successes in Europe had collapsed. In 2019, Rome stunned its American and European allies when Italy’s then-populist coalition government became the first G7 member to …

Read More »