This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of all the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
Liberal MEPs on Monday rebuffed a planned alliance with Italian opposition party, the Five Star Movement.
An anti-establishment party founded by an Italian comedian and a political group led by a veteran EU federalist.
Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.
Opinion polls are predicting the prime minister's defeat in a referendum at the start of December.
In this edition of The Global Conversation, Beppe Grillo talks parliament, power and how to win over millions of disgruntled voters.
The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.