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Edoardo Campanella

Economist

Edoardo Campanella is an economic adviser to the Italian Senate and a former economist of the World Trade Organization.

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Franco Bifo Berardi

Theorist

Franco “Bifo” Berardi is a marxist theorist, activist, and writer.

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Max Marioni

Political scientist

Max Marioni works for a global financial services company in London. Previous to that he worked for the European Commission’s representative office in Italy, the British Council in London and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin. He has a degree in European Studies and a Master in International Relations. His fields of interest include EU affairs, financial policy, regulation and compliance, and Russian politics.

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Italy’s Economic Challenges

The Elephant in the Room

Lamentations about the state of the Italian economy have become so commonplace, Italians barely react to them. But Italy’s public debt problem has proven big enough to make a splash.

by Stefano Casertano 21.04.2015

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Italian Racism

A Deafening Silence

Italian soccer clubs have a racism problem. It’s indicative of the sorry state of Italian civil society that almost nobody dares to speak openly about it.

by Stefano Casertano 30.05.2013

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Maetto Renzi and the Nazareno Pact

Just How Stable Is Mr. Renzi?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is bringing stability to Italy with his grand coalition and electoral reforms. But how long will it last?

by Stefano Casertano 15.05.2015

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Revaluing Italy’s Pensions

Pension Panic

The battle in Italy over the revaluation of pensions has made the country’s tricky financial situation worse. Could the resulting climate drive Italy to follow Greece away from the euro?

by Stefano Casertano 30.05.2015

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Germany's Quest for Austerity

It's Politics, Stupid

Germany continues to push for austerity abroad – and has helped to spark a populist reaction in Italy. Maybe Europeans can learn a lesson from the US about failed interventionism.

by Stefano Casertano 14.03.2013

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Italy’s New Role

Out with the old, in with the new

Berlusconi may still be able to tiptoe around his current legal problems, but this time his political career is finished. What comes next has the chance to rescue the Italian economy.

by Stefano Casertano 17.03.2015

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What European leaders can learn from Italy

A surprising role model

The European elections have shown how big a problem populism really is. But Cameron, Hollande and other leaders can keep the populists at bay if they start to look south.

by Mark Briggs 16.06.2014

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