June 28, 2019
The “great divergence” that is at the root of Europe’s nationalistic exploits – Carlo Bastasin – Luiss Open
The article explores the phenomenon of nationalism in Europe, illuminating the core social issues that led to the rise of parties such as Rassemblement National in France, Alternative fur Deutschland in Germany and the League in Italy. Click here to read...
June 26, 2019
Interview with Lorenzo Codogno - Class CNBC
Professor Codogno analyzes the potential infringement procedure that the EU Commission may launch against Italy, stating that it would not be unjustified, especially since Brussels in the past was very generous with Italy. Click here to watch the...
June 24, 2019
Three (invisible) risks in Europe – Lucrezia Reichlin – Corriere della Sera
The article presents an overview of today’s decelerating world economy, draws parallels between a potential recession in the future and the one engendered by the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, and lists the risks that indebted European economies would face...
June 21, 2019
Why EU budget rules are necessary – Massimo Bordignon – Il Sole 24 Ore
The article explains that since a monetary union creates solid and increasing interdependence between member states, it is essential to have common fiscal rules that would prevent an economic crisis in one country from spreading to others. Click here to...
June 21, 2019
“An infringement procedure would be madness” – Interview with Jean-Paul Fitoussi – Formiche
The French economist speaks about the EU’s potential infringement procedure against Italy, the consequences of the flat tax, the unrealistic minibots and Trump’s view of Europe and China. Click here to read the article in Italian.
June 20, 2019
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's letter to Europe
This is the letter that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has sent today to the other 27 EU Member States, to the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. Click here to...
June 19, 2019
The flat tax lacks fairness and efficiency – Claudio De Vincenti – Il Sole 24 Ore
The author believes that the flat tax being championed by the current Italian government has nothing to do with the reduction of the personal income tax and that progress could be better achieved by concentrating on social justice and economic efficiency...