If Italy’s government tames its radical instincts it could be allowed to get away with a few things. But if it is confrontational with the EU it will be heading for trouble.
However hard they try, U.S. presidents lack the power of a French president to transform their nation.
The new Italian government seems keen to play blame games – and pursuing economic solutions that have already failed conclusively in the past.
Uber’s new CEO presents a kinder, gentler face of his company. But don’t be fooled. The business model hasn’t changed.
If a radical government in Rome plunges Italy into a deep crisis, it would still be an Italian crisis — rather than a “euro“ crisis.
France and Germany will be very flexible in their response to Italian demands, irrespective of the official rhetoric from Berlin and Paris.
Populists in power, like Five Stars and the Lega in Italy, can do serious damage. In the case of Italy, the key risks are long-term rather than immediate.
The Trump version of the United States has relinquished its leadership. It is Europe’s responsibility to step in.
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