Antonio Lettieri

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    The EU’s flawed future after Brexit: The referendum result reflected Europe’s failures, not British exceptionalism

The EU’s flawed future after Brexit: The referendum result reflected Europe’s failures, not British exceptionalism

What impact will Brexit have on the rest of the European Union in the coming years and decades? Antonio Lettieri writes that while some commentators have portrayed the result as a uniquely British phenomenon, deriving from the UK’s status as an ‘awkward partner’, the reasons underpinning the vote apply equally to other EU countries. He argues that it is […]

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Mario Monti’s comments on national parliaments reflect the European technocracy’s desire to use the debt crisis as an opportunity to force through further neo-liberal policies.

This month has seen European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, make pronouncements about the future of the Eurozone and their desire to save it. Antonio Lettieri argues that these statements in support of further financial and political union in Europe may be leading some of the crisis stricken countries of the Eurozone into a […]

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Austerity policies and structural reforms are leading to the Americanization of the European Social Model

Will Europe’s social model survive the current Eurozone crisis? Antonio Lettieri argues that the politics of the new “Frankfurt-Brussels consensus” are based on austerity and “structural reforms”. Reductions in social spending that are going hand in hand with the increased privatization of pension, health and education systems point towards an ‘Americanized’ social model for Europe in the future. How will the European […]

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