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  • 22 dicembre 2015

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    Blaming Populism Is Not Enough, Europe Needs Prosperity

    No more little bells (of alarm or of joy, depending on the point of view), but big bells are ringing, announcing in Europe the end of a long season of political stability finally eroded by the crisis that erupted in 2008 and from the interpretation, as a one-way austerity, of economic policy sought

  • 25 settembre 2015
    The Impact of the Scandal

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    The Impact of the Scandal

    Germany is starting to deal with the possible impact on growth from the Volkswagen scandal. Even if it’s too early to measure the effects, the weight of this sector on the German industry and exports is such that the consequences of the case cannot be underestimated, especially if the scandal

  • 09 settembre 2015
    The New Germans

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    The New Germans

    For ten years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been suspected of being unable to grieve. In the ’60s, psychologists Alexander and Margarete Mitscherlich attributed this syndrome—which consists of the inability to emphasize with the suffering of others—to the entire German population.

  • 18 agosto 2015
    The Democratic Paradoxes of the Euro

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    The Democratic Paradoxes of the Euro

    Be it a major or a minor country, right-leaning or left-leaning, ruled by a party or by a large or small coalition, when Europe comes in, a government is threatened by a collapse. Paying the highest price is Europe itself, which floats in a state or permanent uncertainty or risks falling to pieces.

  • 06 agosto 2015
    Why Should Europe Deal with Merkel

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    Why Should Europe Deal with Merkel

    The latest polls assign German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party,  the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU-CSU), the absolute majority of parliamentary seats. This has not happened since 2005, when the hard reforms by then Chancellor Gerhard Schröder cost the Social Democrats (SPD) so dearly

  • 15 luglio 2015
    Berlin’s Double Oven Strategy

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    Berlin’s Double Oven Strategy

    How do we reconcile the German energy policy that led to the negotiations with Russia over Nord Stream and the community sanction pertaining to the Ukraine that harm Italian exports? Let’s be clear, both decisions are perfectly legitimate. But, as their concrete effects unravel, do they risk

  • 27 giugno 2015
    The Too Many Ambiguities of European Summits

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    The Too Many Ambiguities of European Summits

    The European summit was expected to mark a new beginning and somehow bring a collective pacification on decisive matches for the future of the European Union—like the destiny of Greece and the start of a new shared immigration policy. But at this point, it may be remembered as the summit of

  • 28 maggio 2015
    The ‘Dirty Agreement’ and the Uncertainty Risk

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    The ‘Dirty Agreement’ and the Uncertainty Risk

    The Greek government tried, yesterday, to stop the spiral of pessimism by giving the impression that it was close to an agreement with creditors. The latter, however, are giving very different signals: “Numbers do not add up, we are extremely late, and yet we are still trying to set up a system of

  • 20 maggio 2015
    The Political Price of Grexit for Refugees

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    The Political Price of Grexit for Refugees

    From Greece to immigration, the European government’s game of emergency could end with a score of zero to zilch: every day we play a new collective game where the political price that every government is called on to pay in order to reach a simple rather than good agreement is so prohibitive to

  • 04 aprile 2015
    That Pro-Growth Government that Can Save the Euro

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    That Pro-Growth Government that Can Save the Euro

    Whatever Greece’s destiny may be, the European Monetary Union cannot stay in its current conditions. Athens’ exit would reduce it to an agreement of unstable exchange that can be revoked at one’s convenience. Its staying would pose the issue of a governance that is more shared, but also more

  • 02 aprile 2015
    The Euro Zone Held Hostage by Athens and Berlin

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    The Euro Zone Held Hostage by Athens and Berlin

    The main risk for the stability of the global economy, according to the Fitch agency, does not come form the slowdown of emerging economies nor for the shift in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, but rather from a new crisis in the euro zone.

  • 28 marzo 2015
    A “Soft Grexit” Remains a Possibility

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    A “Soft Grexit” Remains a Possibility

    Greece needs to be saved in order to save the integrity of the euro and of Europe, so the official narrative goes. And for many, this remains the preferred scenario. In reality, however, behind the scenes, “Grexit” (the exit of Greece from the euro system) is becoming more and more a realistic

  • 15 gennaio 2015
    The President Who Serves the Nation

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    The President Who Serves the Nation

    Helmut Kohl can’t speak a word of English or French, he speaks German. He knocked down the Berlin Wall and reunited a people. He imposed a 30-year solidarity tax on the citizens of West Germany for reconstruction in the East. He established the foundation of a European Germany, not a Germanic

  • 06 dicembre 2014
    Downfall of the Middle Class in the Italy of Uncertainty

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    Downfall of the Middle Class in the Italy of Uncertainty

    Yesterday, the Center for Studies of Social Investments (CENSIS) once again portrayed a middle class in the midst of a long-term reverse course, which now

  • 15 maggio 2014
    The Reconstruction of European Politics

    Economia

    The Reconstruction of European Politics

    PRINCETON – Many Europeans tremble at the likely outcome of the upcoming European Parliament election: a strong showing for anti-European protest parties,

  • 18 febbraio 2014
    In Search of a Political Framework

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    In Search of a Political Framework

    The attitude of incoming president, Matteo Renzi, exiting his interview with the head of State, reminded many of Italy’s republican past. The mayor of Florence

  • 29 novembre 2013
    Germany’s Same Old Foreign Policy

    Economia

    Germany’s Same Old Foreign Policy

    MUNICH – More than ten weeks after its general election, Germany continues to be without a new government. But, though the post-election coalition negotiations

  • 23 novembre 2013
    Carte Blanche for Merkel

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    Carte Blanche for Merkel

    After a long and ranting prologue on Europeanism, the “coalition contract” between the two major German parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the

  • 04 novembre 2013
    Falling for Germany

    Economia

    Falling for Germany

    PRINCETON – Germany’s general election in September and the prolonged formation of a new government since then have highlighted a peculiar development. Not

  • 23 ottobre 2013
    If the Bank on the Other Side Is Always Weaker

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    If the Bank on the Other Side Is Always Weaker

    There were naïve expectations during the German elections that Berlin would take a more constructive approach toward the European integration. The European