Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool


All those who have been considered for premiership (Enrico Letta, Giuliano Amato, Matteo Renzi) are from Tuscany. Perhaops unwillingly, tomorrow’s Economist will recognize the new centrality of Italian’s most beautiful region.



Public confidence in the European Union has fallen to historically low levels in the six biggest EU countries. Figures from Eurobarometer, the EU’s polling organisation, show that Euroscepticism is soaring to a degree that is likely to feed populist anti-EU politics and frustrate European leaders’ efforts to arrest the collapse in support for their project.