Tag Archives: Italy

Feb 20 2017

The European Union at a Crossroads

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By Roberto Orsi The European Union is approaching a moment of difficult decisions which will determine whether it will manage to survive in the near future or whether it will enter the final trajectory of its dissolution. In the past … Continue reading

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Feb 9 2015

The election of Italy’s new president has strengthened Matteo Renzi’s grip over Italian politics

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By James L. Newell and Arianna Giovannini On 31 January, Sergio Mattarella, a former Constitutional Court judge, was elected as the new President of Italy. While the formal powers assigned to the President remain fairly limited, the appointment of Mattarella … Continue reading

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Nov 6 2014

The 1000 Day Agenda: Can Renzi Deliver?

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By Giovanni Puglisi The young and dynamic Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is determined to change the way politics is perceived and conducted in Italy. He has promised to deliver an ambitious economic and institutional reform agenda, but his task … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Beppe Grillo’s Bitter Moment of Truth

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By Roberto Orsi  The European election results in Italy have been rather surprising. In the context of today’s three-party political landscape (the centre-left Democratic Party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, and Berlusconi’s Forza Italia), most pre-vote polls indicated a rise … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

A Legitimization of the Italian Government More Than a Vote for Europe

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By Monica Poletti The overwhelming victory of the Democratic Party Elections in Italy rarely fail to surprise. The victory at the 2014 EP elections of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his centre-left, pro-European Democratic Party (PD) came as a … Continue reading

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Jul 29 2013

Italy on the brink: the hidden story of the 2011 near-collapse and analogies with today

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by Fabrizio Goria The difficult position of Italy in the on going Euro Crisis has already been highlighted in our blog in contrast to the surprisingly limited coverage that the international press has dedicated to the country.  Today, we are glad to … Continue reading

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Jun 18 2013

Should Italy Quit the Euro?

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by Roberto Orsi This question is certainly worth exploring, not so much perhaps in sheer terms of policy options, as it will be argued, but especially because of the challenge that it represents against the background of the substantial immobilism … Continue reading

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Apr 23 2013

The Quiet Collapse of the Italian Economy

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By Roberto Orsi Please also read the updated analysis of the Italian situation in The Demise of Italy and the Rise of Chaos and in Why Italy Will not Make It by the same author. While attention on the Euro … Continue reading

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