November 7, 2018
Why Trump Didn’t Talk About The Economy – Carlo Bastasin – Il Sole 24 Ore
The article explains why during his campaigns for the US midterm elections, despite the fact that the growth rate in the country is now higher than that of unemployment, Donald Trump preferred not to talk about the economy but rather about things related...
November 2, 2018
Merkel’s Covert Objective To Be A Leader In Brussels – Carlo Bastasin – Il Sole 24 Ore
The article presents a picture of the European Parliament election of 2019, in which the pro-European parties, as of today, appear to be in the lead. Their victory would serve as a solid base for potentially launching the European Commission presidency of...
October 26, 2018
A Narration On The Debt, Reality And The European Alliance Policy – Carlo Bastasin – Il Sole 24 Ore
The author analyzes the Italian government’s superficial interpretation of Italy’s economic situation and its costly proposals to improve it, proposals that will only have stagnant effects on job creation while increasing the country’s debt. Click here to...
October 19, 2018
The Unreasonable Expectations Of The Euroskeptics – Carlo Bastasin – Il Sole 24 Ore
According to declarations made by high-profile figures in the Italian government, its strategy for liberating itself from European rules and obtaining more room for fiscal maneuvering is to wait for the European Parliamentary elections in May 2019 and...
October 17, 2018
Meeting To Discuss Minister Savona's Document “Una politeia per un’Europa diversa, più forte e più equa”
On Monday, October 15 ASTRID organized a meeting to discuss the document “Una politeia per un’Europa diversa, più forte e più equa,” prepared by Minister Savona and available on the Presidency of the Council of Minister's site. Four speeches...
October 17, 2018
A Maverick Italy Risks Destabilising the Whole EU – Lorenzo Codogno – Financial Times
Separating the signal from the noise is not always easy, especially in Italy. However, this time the signal is loud and clear: Italy is going for fiscal loosening. It’s the wrong approach for several reasons. Click here to read the article
October 16, 2018
The Italian Public Debt is Still Sustainable, But It Is on the Edge of a Cliff – Daniel Gros – LUISS OPEN
The spread on Italian debt securities has increased but it is still manageable with the current levels of nominal growth. Economist Daniel Gros, however, illustrates with calculations the dangerous chasm between debt and interests into which Italy risks...
October 11, 2018
Those Who Avoid Conflicts and Those Who Seem to Be Looking for Them - Carlo Bastasin - Il Sole 24 Ore
The author suggests that while in May 2018 the European Commission was understanding of Italy’s loose interpretation of the debt rule in 2017 in order not to clash with the newly elected government, this time around, if Italy goes ahead with its deficit...
October 10, 2018
This Way Italy Will Become an Island - Massimo Bordignon - lavoce.info
The Update Note to the Economic and Financial Document says that the deficit will consist of 22 billion euro. This is to prevent the increase of VAT and stay true to the majority government’s electoral promises. But there will be 40 billion euro of...