Reports Tagged: Italy

February 12, 2021

Mario Draghi, the dream-technocratic prime minister for Italy, is likely to be sworn in with his cabinet by President Sergio Mattarella on Saturday and will easily pass a confidence vote

February 02, 2021

After an historically unusual stretch of stability, the latest crisis in Italian politics was triggered by nothing less than a scrum over money between former premier Matteo Renzi, now head

September 06, 2019

The formation of a new government in Italy last Thursday has reduced the potential for another clash between Rome and Brussels over fiscal policy when Italy sends its 2020 draft

June 05, 2019

Early this morning, the European Commission announced that Italy is violating EU rules on debt reduction and that starting disciplinary steps would be warranted. ** This report will go for

November 02, 2018

In an effort to negotiate more constructively with Brussels, Italy’s Finance Minister Giovanni Tria presented a compromise 2019 budget to the European Commission on October 15, on schedule, that included

May 30, 2018

In rejecting the Northern League/Five Star Movement selection of the fiercely Euro-skeptic Paolo Savona to the key position of Finance Minister, Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella may have intended to avert

March 07, 2018

The impressive showing by the “renegade” 5Star Movement and Northern League (LN) in Sunday’s presidential elections have clearly up-ended the established Italian political order. A clear parliamentary majority, however, has

March 04, 2018

Italians will be heading to the polls today to elect the country’s Parliament. Here’s what we believe investors should focus on. – Investors should not expect to know who will

December 19, 2017

Markets reacted negatively to news last week that the major political parties in Italy agreed to hold a general election on March 4, 2018, little more than a mere three months away. Investors fear the likely uncertainty after

October 12, 2017

The Italian Parliament is in the final stages of debating a new electoral law, the so-called “Rosatellum bis,” a mix of a proportional and first-past-the-post electoral system for both the

February 21, 2017

A quick note on some potentially important political developments in France and Italy over the weekend as we approach the starting gate of what will be a crucial 2017 election

February 15, 2017

After a few weeks of repeated efforts to force a June snap general election, Democratic Party secretary and former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has given up on June to lobby

January 26, 2017

Yesterday’s Italian Constitutional Court judgment declaring the Italicum electoral law partially unconstitutional appears to have paved the way to early elections before the summer. The judgment, by making the Chamber

December 04, 2016

Tonight’s Italian referendum was the third in a string of major elections, from Brexit in the UK to the US and Donald Trump, where the polls woefully underestimated the surge

November 17, 2016

With just little more than two weeks to go before the December 4 Italian constitutional referendum, polls continue to ominously point to a “No” vote on the proposed reforms, and

October 19, 2016

Key Takeaways * For all his efforts to reverse the rising tide against him, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appears more than likely at this stage to lose the critical

July 12, 2016

Key Takeaways: We believe the Italian government and European Commission are likely to agree soon on a viable plan (in compliance with EU state aid rules) that will protect small

July 05, 2016

Key Takeaways: On balance, we still believe Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has better than even chances of winning the upcoming October referendum on the abolition of the Senate, but

January 26, 2016

News wires have been reporting for the past month or so on a war of words between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi that only

April 29, 2015

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has requested a confidence vote from the Chamber of Deputies on the passage of the new electoral law – also known as “Italicum.” The law