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Italy’s Challenge to the EU

With populist and anti-system parties winning a majority in its recent general election, Italy has become the EU’s latest – and largest – political sick man. Can the EU cope with a disruptive government so close to its heart?

 France's far-right party Front National president Marine Le Pen and former U.S. President Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images
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