Calls for debt relief may not be welcome at the ECB. Photograph: iStock

The European Central Bank should consider wiping out or holding forever the government debt it buys during the current crisis to help nations recover (...)

Five Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo (L) speaks next to leader Luigi Di Maio during the finally rally ahead of the March 4th elections in downtown Rome. Photograph: Tony Gentile

After an election campaign dominated by immigration and economic uncertainty, Italy’s voters last night strongly backed the maverick populist Five Sta(...)