Europe: Facts & Docs
C. Bastasin: Secular Divergence - Explaining Nationalism in Europe
C. Bastasin: The economic consequences of Italian political isolation
L. Bini Smaghi: What Future for the European Banking System?
S. Micossi - Testing the EU Framework for the Recovery and Resolution of Banks: the Italian Experience
A. Leipold - Not Seeing the 50% for the 2.04%. A Missing Piece of EU Economic Governance: The Quality of Public Finance
The weight of the debt - Interview with Lorenzo Codogno - Sky TG 24 Economia
Following the Italian Bank Association’s assembly, Professor Codogno discusses the dynamics involving Italy’s drastically improving spread, the necessity to lower its deficit and the relentless burden of its public debt. Click here to watch the interview...
We have shattered everything in the name of individual freedom – Interview with Giovanni Orsina – L’Osservatore Romano
Professor Orsina analyzes the role that civil and spiritual authorities play in a world in which order reinvents itself day after day and individuals are bound together only by the legal guarantee of their personal freedom. Click here to read the article...
More competitivity to help growth based on export – Carlo Cottarelli and Alessandro Caiumi – Il Sole 24 Ore
The article examines Italy’s import-export dynamics and their effect on the GDP, the cost of labor and the country’s overall competitive potential, which, according to the authors, still needs to be improved. Click here to read the article in Italian.
Europe’s 5G Wake-Up Call - Daniel Gros - Project Syndicate
Whereas the battle over 4G mobile networks was essentially commercial, the ongoing 5G debate is about geopolitics, technological leadership, and national security. And Europe, in particular, must develop a much stronger common approach in order to make...
EU: successful Franco-German nominations with Italy on the sidelines – Ferdinando Nelli Feroci – Affari Internazionali
The author analyzes the dynamics behind the recent nominations for the top jobs in the European institutions, especially that of Ursula von der Leyen for the European Commission presidency and Christine Legarde for the presidency of the European Central...
Lagarde 'Up to the Job' of Leading ECB - Interview with Lorenzo Codogno – Bloomberg
Professor Codogno expresses his admiration for the work Christine Lagarde has done at the IMF and says that she is the right candidate to lead the ECB after current president Mario Draghi steps down in the fall. Click here to watch the interview.
The possible benefits (and big risks) of a revolution called Libra – Gianni Toniolo – Il Sole 24 ore
The author examines all the pros and cons of the digital currency launched by Facebook, the Libra, a phenomenon that can render making payments easier, but that can also reduce the effectiveness of monetary policies. Click here to read the article in...
Interview with Francesco Saraceno – Rainews 24 Economia 24
Professor Saraceno speaks about the possible infringement procedure that Brussels may still launch against Italy, despite the fact that Italian President Sergio Mattarella recently said that there is no sense whatsoever for the European Commission to...
The shaken foundations of the European model – Maurizio Ferrera – Corriere della Sera
The article discusses the challenges facing the new leaders of the European Union (the appointment of whom has become a complex process), especially since the EU in the last decade has been rocked by a series of financial, economic and social shocks....