April 17, 2019
Italy's economy likely to remain moribund until second half of 2019 – Comments by Pietro Reichlin and Lorenzo Codogno - XINHUANET
Most indicators show Italy's economy is starting what could be its fourth consecutive quarter of negative economic growth. Economists said there will be little relief until at least the second half of the year. Click here to continue reading the article.
April 15, 2019
Confidence in the European Union – Demos & Pi
The Demos & Pi research institute publishes the results of a public opinion survey of the citizens’ confidence in the EU. The countries of reference are Germany, Hungary, Holland, the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Click here to see the statistics...
April 12, 2019
Financial markets and Brussels: What is the best anchor for policies? - Lorenzo Codogno - LSE
Lorenzo Codogno argues that the economic and financial crisis that started more than ten years ago was not only devastating for the Italian economy, but also jeopardised a key mechanism for achieving political consensus. Brussels’ role as an external...
April 10, 2019
Italians dream of a united, integrated and competitive Europe – Andrea Montanino and Ferdinando Pagnoncelli – Il Sole 24 Ore
On the eve of the European Parliament elections and the subsequent renewal of the Commission, what is the Italian sentiment towards the European institutions? What do Italians really want? Is it possible to create an economic policy agenda around which...
April 8, 2019
GLOBAL TRENDS TO 2030: Challenges and Choices for Europe - 2019 ESPAS Report
The next decade will be defining for the future of Europe and Europe’s role in the world. Seismic global power shifts; pressure on liberal democracies; challenges to global governance; the transformation of economic models and the very fabric of societies...
April 5, 2019
The (invisible) cost of public debt – Daniel Gros – LUISS Open
The German economist comments on Olivier Blanchard’s recent research, Public debt and low interest rates, comparing Italy’s case to Portugal’s and examining the weight of future prospects and the full extent of the public debt’s marginal cost. Click here...
April 5, 2019
Europe’s future depends on post-Merkel Germany – Carlo Bastasin – Il Sole 24 Ore
The suspension of Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party by the European People’s Party is only the tip of the political iceberg that will determine Europe’s future. The heart of the problem is the relationship that center and center-right parties...