European leaders grieve for David Sassoli at state funeral in Rome – POLITICO

ROME — Politicians, heads of state and European leaders gathered in Rome on Friday for the funeral of European Parliament President David Sassoli, who died on Tuesday. Flanked by sword-bearing, caped Carabinieri, Sassoli’s pallbearers carried a coffin draped in an EU flag into the Michelangelo-designed Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and of the … Read more

Protesters in Rome rail against G20 and summit host Draghi – POLITICO

ROME — Thousands of protesters marching in Rome on Saturday had a message for G20 leaders gathered in the city to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues: You’re part of the problem. The summit, being held in the fascist-era EUR area of ​​the city, faced protests on two fronts — a larger demonstration … Read more

Rome election could be make-or-break for the 5Star Movement – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. ROME — There’s a lot at stake for the 5Star Movement in the election for control of Capitoline Hill. The 5Stars’ conquest of Rome in 2016 — with Virginia Raggi taking over as mayor — was the high point of the populist wave that swept Italy over the … Read more