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The 5S-Lega Italian government is continuing the failed Renzi strategy of demanding the right to bend the fiscal rules without demanding a re-assessment of the fiscal rules – interviewed for AGI by Arcangelo Rociola

This is the English language (original) interview with Arcangelo Rociola, published on the AGI site in Italian, on the Italian government’s clash with Brussels over its budget deficit, the plans for a flat tax (that is not flat) and a universal income (that will never be universal), the 5S Movement’s claim to the mantle of the […]

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Yanis Varoufakis è un pazzo o un profeta? Il Post, 15 June 2018

Abbiamo passato una giornata con l’ex ministro greco, che alle prossime elezioni europee vuole riunire la sinistra di tutto il continente e rivoluzionare l’Unione Europea di Davide Maria De Luca – @DM_Deluca  (ANSA / MATTEO BAZZI «Avete notato come le persone cattive stiano tutte insieme? Salvini, Le Pen, Orban: insieme stanno benissimo». Mercoledì pomeriggio una piccola […]

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Τα Αίτια της Ιταλικής Κρίσης – και ο λόγος που το DiEM25 ιδρύει το δικό του κόμμα στην Ιταλία – 13 Ιουνίου στο Μιλάνο

Η πολιτική κρίση στην Ιταλία ήταν αναπόφευκτη συνέπεια της αρχιτεκτονικής της ευρωζώνης και της αποτελμάτωσης που αυτή προκάλεσε. Ο μέσος Ιταλός είναι σήμερα φτωχότερος απ’ ό,τι είκοσι χρόνια πριν, ενώ την τελευταία δεκαετία η διαφορά στο κατά κεφαλήν εισόδημα για τον μέσο Ιταλό από τον μέσο Γερμανό εκτοξεύτηκε από 12% σε 32%. Παράλληλα, για πρώτη […]

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Interviewed by Vanity Fair Italia on the new 5S-Lega government – Read the original Q&A in English

Vanity Fair’s interviewed me on the new Italian government (see here). The complete, original Q&A follows below: So, Italy has finally a government. New Premier is Giuseppe Conte, a technician who was never elected. Do you think this is acceptable?  The new government has the consent of the majority of parliament. So, it is legitimate. […]

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Interviewed by Il Fatto Quotidiano on developments in Italy, Europe and Greece. Here is the original Q&A in English

Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano interviewed me (see here) regarding the latest developments in Italy, Europe and Greece. The original Q&A (in English) follows: Greece is about to exit from the notorious memorandum, the austerity plan signed with the troika. Public finance has improved at a high price for the population as we all know. […]

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With his choice of prime minister, Italy’s president has gifted the far right – THE GUARDIAN

Italy should be doing well. Unlike Britain, it exports considerably more to the rest of the world than it imports, while its government spends less(excluding interest payments) than the taxes it receives. And yet Italy is stagnating, its population in a state of revolt following two lost decades. While it is true that Italy is in serious need […]

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Complete text of my interview with Corriere Della Sera’s Aldo Cazzullo (in English)

Corriere Della Sera, the Italian daily, published today an interview that I gave to Aldo Cazzullo. For the published version (in Italian of course), you can visit the paper’s site here. However, the published text is a heavily reduced version of the exchange between Mr Cazzullo and myself. For those interested in the full exchange, see […]

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The Open Letter sent to me in 2015 by Paolo Savona & Giulio Tremonti, two former Italian ministers, on reforms to the EU that they considered necessary

Rome, July 24, 2015 To Yanis Varoufakis and Dominique Strauss-Khan Dear Yanis, dear Dominique, There is a place on earth that represents Europe’s very roots: Greece. Let us begin there. Athens, April 28, 1955. Albert Camus’ conference on “The future of Europe”.[1] On this occasion, participants agreed that the structural characteristics of European civilization are essentially […]

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President Mattarella of Italy: From moral drift to tactical blunder

I concede that there are issues over which I would welcome the Italian President’s use of constitutional powers that (in my humble opinion) he should not have.(*)  One such issue is the outrageous policy of the Lega and the promise of its leader, Mr Salvini, to expel five hundred thousand migrants from Italy. Had President Mattarella refused […]