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  • 19 novembre 2015
    Investments: A Global Priority

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    Investments: A Global Priority

    During the recent G20 summit of the Heads of State and Government held in Turkey, the issue of the war on terrorism seemed to have—and rightly so—absolute priority, without however erasing the socio-economic development topics. It was important not to distinguish between security and development.

  • 14 ottobre 2015
    A Stationary Europe Can't Save Itself

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    A Stationary Europe Can't Save Itself

    The more crises appear, the more Europe puts itself on stand-by. It seems paradoxical, but non-action,waffling more or less masked and passive resistance interspersed with some stopgap provision and other moves that are more form than substance seem the only concrete response that governments are

  • 29 settembre 2015
    Fragile Europe in a Blind Alley

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    Fragile Europe in a Blind Alley

    Last Sunday in Catalonia, the pro-independence party obtained the majority in the regional parliament and almost won the majority of the popular vote. This is a historic shift: it could have an impact on the results of the Spanish legislative vote in December, as well as on the future institutional

  • 19 agosto 2015
    The State’s Reform Opens the Way for Recovery

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    The State’s Reform Opens the Way for Recovery

     The growth in Italy and the Eurozone during the second quarter were not as distant as indicated by the comments made in the circumstantial outlook. While waiting for the Economic and Finance Document revision and the stability law (which the government will present to the houses of Parliament by

  • 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

  • 07 febbraio 2015
    An Energy Union for Self-Sufficiency

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    An Energy Union for Self-Sufficiency

    Europe pays three times as much for energy as the United States: no wonder it ends up in a recession and then, when it starts growing, it struggles while America runs. And unlike Europe, the United States move, act and react when facing events. Inevitably, Claudio Descalzi may have an

  • 04 dicembre 2014
    OPEC and the Italian Challenge

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    OPEC and the Italian Challenge

    The war for oil, a byproduct of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’s (OPEC) decision to not curtail production, pushes a timid recovery.

  • 15 ottobre 2014
    New Battlegrounds in Development Finance

    Economia

    New Battlegrounds in Development Finance

    PRETORIA – The popularity of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to support infrastructure development in emerging countries is growing worldwide. The G-20

  • 22 aprile 2014
    Stopping the “Super-Euro” to Restart the Euro Zone.

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    Stopping the “Super-Euro” to Restart the Euro Zone.

    “German products are not sold; they are bought. That is why they are largely inflexible vis-à-vis exchange rates,” reminded not too long ago a great European

  • 21 novembre 2013
    Chile versus Argentina

    Economia

    Chile versus Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO – Economists often compare similar economies to isolate the impact of a particular difference. This approach provides a compelling

  • 18 ottobre 2013
    In the Battle Over Domestic Production, Italy Now Tops Germany

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    In the Battle Over Domestic Production, Italy Now Tops Germany

    Germany made every effort to once again influence European industrial legislation in the EU parliament. It tried yesterday in Brussels, convinced that it would

  • 03 ottobre 2013
    The End of Convergence?

    Economia

    The End of Convergence?

    WASHINGTON, DC – Until recently, there was a broad consensus that this was to be the emerging countries’ century. But financial markets’ reaction to the US

  • 24 settembre 2013
    No Shortcuts for Italy

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    No Shortcuts for Italy

    Not only must the Letta government get its finances in order (and a deficit/GDP ratio below 3 percent), but it also must indicate without any ambiguity, as

    Europe Remains German

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    Europe Remains German

    Thus, she conquered a spot in the German political pantheon, next to Konrad Adenauer, Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Kohl, three great Europeanists, each one also a

  • 03 luglio 2013
    Financial Crisis and War

    Economia

    Financial Crisis and War

    PRINCETON – The approach of the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 has jolted politicians and commentators worried by the fragility