Tagged with "Matteo Renzi"
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    Renzi's Italian job just got tougher

    Amid record debt figures, instability caused by the Greek crisis, an immigration nightmare, chaotic EU rules, and a staggering new corruption scandal in Rome, Italy's Prime Minister Renzi has his work cut out, but he's still the future

    by Tim Hedges - 17 June 2015
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    Italy about to blow?

    The huge demonstration in Rome by the Northern League was designed to put it all right in the establishment's face. If this were chess, we'd be in the middle game. But, for the euro and for Italy itself, what will the end game look like?

    by Tim Hedges -  2 March 2015
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    Italy: the new far-Right

    The far-Right in Italy is starting to mount a serious challenge. It is smarter than it used to be, modelled on Marine Le Pen’s Front National, offering a softer, more approachable platform. They're right on one thing. They want out of the euro

    by Tim Hedges - 26 December 2014
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    Italy's battle with a Leftist legacy that destroys jobs

    Italy is plagued with outdated labour legislation, introduced around 1970 in a Europe-wide orgy of social protection that has left the country uncompetitive. Worryingly, Labour in Britain would envy their job-destroying policies

    by Tim Hedges - 24 September 2014
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    EU depression, Italian GDP magic, fiddled figures

    In the World Bank Economic Survey of Ease of Doing Business in 185 countries, Italy was 73rd, behind Azerbaijan. Britain was 7th. But wait for some EU magic with the figures and all will be fine. Won't it?

    by Tim Hedges - 22 August 2014
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    Renzi: a difficult start

    Italy's colourful "new" leader says he's more worried about former colony Libya than his domestic reforms. But Renzi promised a reform a month, and people are asking what he has to show for it

    by Tim Hedges - 30 July 2014
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    Flexibility for Italy

    For the final six months of this year Italy will be President of the Council of The European Union - which is good news for Matteo Renzi

    by Tim Hedges -  2 July 2014
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    Italy can defeat corruption

    It was back in 2010 that we learned that the city of Milan had held off competition from Izmir, Turkey, to hold the 2015 Expo, essentially the World’s Fair. Naturally, such an event involves some fairly attractive building contracts. You can guess the rest

    by Tim Hedges -  9 June 2014
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    A tale of two leaders

    Things have changed in Italy, from Renzi selling the ministerial cars on eBay to the Pope persuading an ecclesiastical panjandrum into a life of impoverished contemplation. More of the same, please

    by Tim Hedges - 21 April 2014
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    Killing the Gattopardo: Renzi's progress in Italy

    On his appointment Renzi promised a reform a month – sometimes it seems like one a week - but he's making progress all the same

    by Tim Hedges -  7 April 2014
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    Could Renzi save Hollande?

    Hollande is less than two years into his five year term, but he already looks tired, a busted flush. Italy's Renzi just might be able to save him

    by Tim Hedges - 23 March 2014
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    Whatever happened to Beppe Grillo?

    Political support is ebbing away from Beppe Grillo's 5 Star Movement. Where did it all begin to unravel?

    by Tim Hedges -  5 March 2014
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    Can Italy's fresh-faced cabinet find a solution?

    Something needs to be done about Italy's economy. Can Renzi's youthful cabinet figure out what that something is?

    by Tim Hedges - 23 February 2014
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    Matteo Renzi: Italy's Tony Blair?

    Youth unemployment has gone past 40 percent in Italy. Families have been raiding their savings and are near despair. Italians might well like a man with a plan

    by Tim Hedges - 18 January 2014
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    Italy's new politics

    Italy has this year jumped to a new generation of politicians. What happens now in one of the West's most chaotic and entertaining political systems?

    by Tim Hedges - 13 December 2013


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