July, 27 2020
1. After the Coronavirus hit the European population and sent the economy into hibernation, EU institutions reacted - for once - with the right level of ambition. The agreement of 21 July to create the ‘Next Generation-EU’ fund authorizes the...
April, 28 2020
Secondo il recente DEF redatto dal Ministero dell’Economia e Finanze (MEF), nel 2020 l’economia italiana sta subendo una forte recessione (circa - 8% nel 2020) che sarà solo in parte compensata dalla ripresa del 2021. Tali andamenti stanno portando il...
April, 1 2020
Acrimony among European states is harsher today than during the euro-crisis a decade ago, jeopardizing the integrity of the EU and of the euro. The rationale behind the confrontation poses a different question: how long will the economic consequences of...
February, 28 2020
February's special Council meeting on the 2021-2027 EU budget ended without an agreement. When EU leaders left Brussels after 30 hours of negotiations, there was no timeline set for further talks. Not even a preliminary agreement regarding the...
February, 7 2020
On February 5, the European Commission presented the outlines of its review of the euro-area’s fiscal rules. A similar process is underway at the European Central Bank: a review of the ECB’s monetary policy strategy.
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October, 22 2018
In a strongly worded letter, EU Commissioners Valdis Dombrovskis and Pierre Moscovici have accused Italy of planning an “obvious and significant deviation” from EU rules with its draft budget for 2019. The budget raises “serious concerns” and is “...
October, 1 2018
Italy’s government is not just another populist government, more or less similar to the Greek, the British or even the Hungarian governments. It is different because it is not one plain populist government like the others. In fact, it is made of two...
March, 13 2017
European ministers of finance discussed the future of the EMU on several occasions over the last couple of months. Under the impulse of the German and French leaders, the heads of governments resolved to decide on the future of the EMU in the coming...