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  • 17 settembre 2015
    Relief! Yet the Debt Issue Remains

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    Relief! Yet the Debt Issue Remains

    In a ‘debt-centered’ country such as Italy, the raise of interest rates is instinctively received in a bad way. Wherever that occurs. Hence, for a super indebted state, the decision by the Federal Reserve to leave Fed funds untouched, is at first glance a reason for relief. Yet, Italy would need to

  • 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.

  • 03 luglio 2015
    Are We Certain It Is All Austerity’s Fault?

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    Are We Certain It Is All Austerity’s Fault?

    Firing shots at Europe has turned into a national, or supranational, sport—given the increased popularity of anti-euro movements in nearly all of the Old Continent’s countries. And the reasons to criticize Europe—not as an ideal, but as the ensemble of institutions that has governed over the past

  • 24 giugno 2015
    Obama apre alle trattative sugli ostaggi. Ma i critici accusano: non basta

    Mondo

    Obama apre alle trattative sugli ostaggi. Ma i critici accusano: non basta

    New York – Barack Obama annnucia oggi la svolta di “policy” sugli ostaggi americani, un cambio che se non è radicale vuol essere però significativo. Che intende cancellare del tutto la minaccia che finora incombeva sulle famiglie dei prigionieri impegnate a tentare di pagare un riscatto. E che

  • 16 giugno 2015
    Default Is No Grexit

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    Default Is No Grexit

    If anyone still thinks that five years of negotiations on the Greek debt are too many, it would be best to look back at the news stories from last week. In the middle of frantic and fruitless talks among Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Europe and the creditors, an almost forgotten note from

  • 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.

  • 14 marzo 2015
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: European Edition

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: European Edition

    The duel between Greece and Germany has become fiery and has taken the euro zone as a hostage. Not in terms of technical issues, missing figures and black holes of an extremely tense and difficult negotiation but rather on personal resentments, national passions, conflicting and increasingly

  • 23 gennaio 2015
    Governability

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    Governability

    Reality and representation. The show of force in the Democratic Party takes center stage, but it risks making us forget about what really counts. The electoral reform that Parliament is about to approve is a revolution for Italy’s political system: it guarantees a governability that is crucial for

  • 16 gennaio 2015
    Turkey’s Decisive Role

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    Turkey’s Decisive Role

    What convinced Jabhat Al Nusra—recognized by Al Qaeda leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri as the Syrian branch of the movement—to free Vanessa Marzullo and Greta Ramelli?

  • 08 gennaio 2015
    Now There Are No More Excuses to Avoid Expansive Measures

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    Now There Are No More Excuses to Avoid Expansive Measures

    In 2002, former European Central Bank (ECB) member Otmar Issing presented a lecture titled: “The euro four years later: is there a risk of deflation?” A lot of water passed under the bridge, but the deflation finally arrived. The December index shows the euro zone’s inflation rate to be below zero.

  • 14 novembre 2014
    Neither Stop Nor Reverse

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    Neither Stop Nor Reverse

    The Jobs Act unveils the contradictions of the majority on the labor market. Bridging the gap between former center-right Labor minister Maurizio Sacconi and

  • 30 settembre 2014
    Solving Europe’s Credibility Problem

    Economia

    Solving Europe’s Credibility Problem

    PARIS – As the eurozone debates how to escape the stagnation trap in which it finds itself, one question has become increasingly important: Can governments

  • 16 luglio 2014
    Neorealism in the Interpretation of EU Rules

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    Neorealism in the Interpretation of EU Rules

    Yesterday, the Juncker era began in Strasbourg in the name of hope and pragmatism: the hope that does not live only of rhetoric and weak promises but rather of

  • 27 giugno 2014
    Without the Reform Bear Trap

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    Without the Reform Bear Trap

    Italy’s industry association, Confindustria, has cut its Italian economic growth forecast to 0.2 percent in 2014 from the 0.7 percent estimated in December,

  • 05 giugno 2014
    The Real Bazooka Is Still Not There

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    The Real Bazooka Is Still Not There

    With a guilty delay, the specter of deflation has been named Europe’s number one public enemy. It is incomprehensible how important central bankers and