Is it more convenient to sit in the second row, behind Germany and France, or to stand up and strongly state a 'no' like a newly veto-empowered player and denounce the paralysis of a withered and double-standard Europe? You can say all you want, except that the game that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Europe's indecision on bad banks seems almost over. After nearly a year, Italy's agreement with Brussels is almost concluded. Too bad that in the meantime the
In its fall evaluation, the EU Commission has given Italy a good grade, affirming that 2015 saw the end of a negative trend that's been ongoing since 2008. We're pleased, but we understand the caution of some observers who have grown skeptical after too many Italian governments left promises
In one month, there were 35,000 fewer unemployed, 36,000 fewer employed and 53,000 more discouraged workers. In one year, 192,000 more employed, 264,000 fewer unemployed, 39,000 fewer discouraged. The long term scenario indicates an improvement, while in the short term shows the opposite.
For the first time in 10 years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems to have run out of physical and mental resources. She is struggling in Germany-where her courageous initiative in favor of Syrian immigrants has raised strong political resistance-and she is struggling in Europe.
Europe has always been full of bad students, as well as of multiple (ignored) calls to order and discipline. However, nobody expected the good teacher itself-the one that usually makes these calls-to end up in the 'bad' list.
Donald Trump loves Silvio Berlusconi. I met the unlikely front runner for the Republican nomination on Tuesday evening at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, and for the first time he opened up about something that, according to many, should be embarrassing. But, as is his custom, he went on
Are we sure what we have been talking about for months is really the Greek crisis. What if it were the German crisis? For those who remain convinced that our future is, more than ever, linked to the dream of a genuinely united Europe, that is the true question that should be highlighted: Berlin's
The rebounding of interest rates on European public titles, starting with the German bonds, is anything but bad news. Firstly, because it is the consequence of good news emerging from the macroeconomic outlook: both real growth and inflation have abandoned last year's red-alarm levels.
The final considerations of the Bank of Italy are a good opportunity for sending a message to Frankfurt: the new European supervision can still learn much from the Italian experience. Two key lessons: that supervision must not imitate monetary policy; and that supervisors should not act with