Iacopo Mugnai

What Italy’s election result means for Europe

Italy’s election produced a hung parliament and it remains unclear what type of government will emerge from coalition negotiations. Iacopo Mugnai writes that regardless of the nature of the next Italian government, the Italian election result had broader significance for European politics. He argues that the recent French, German and Italian elections have confirmed the decline not only of […]

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    The stakes are high for the Italian election, but Italy is not about to leave the euro

The stakes are high for the Italian election, but Italy is not about to leave the euro

Could Italy really leave the euro following the country’s general election in March? Iacopo Mugnai argues that concern in other EU states that the next Italian government could take Italy out of the euro is largely unfounded. However, the election will still be crucial for determining the future trajectory of the Italian economy, and if key problems fail to […]

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    Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe

Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe

The rejection of Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform occurred in the context of a highly personalised referendum, hinting at a wider rebuff of his policies. Iacopo Mugnai argues that the outcome of the referendum was not a victory for the populists, but a defeat of an electoral machine without political vision.
Check out EUROPP’s full coverage of Italy’s constitutional referendum.
On Sunday 4th December […]

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