May 14, 2018

05/14/2018: Italy’s anti-establishment parties close to forming government

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After two months of protracted negotiations, two anti-establishment parties in Italy are close to forming a government. With both promising to rip-up reforms and splash the cash, will their policies hurt or hinder…

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After two months of protracted negotiations, two anti-establishment parties in Italy are close to forming a government. With both promising to rip-up reforms and splash the cash, will their policies hurt or hinder the eurozone’s third largest economy? Professor Enrico Colombatto at Turin University analyzes what’s next. Then, oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Eni are in court today over corruption charges relating to a $1.1 billion Nigerian oil deal. Barnaby Pace at Global Witness has been following the case. And, the time-honored method of using windmills to grind grain in the Netherlands has earned UNESCO protection, joining Naples’ pizza spinners and Spain’s flamenco dancers. But fears remain that these windmills may all turn into tourist attractions if more young people don’t learn how to run them. The BBC’s Anna Holligan reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC