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Published 08:37 September 28, 2018
Updated 12:54 September 28, 2018
Will Italy destroy the Eurozone?
Euro-critical discourse is mainstream in Italy. The current government is a coalition that encompasses left and right traditions of sovereigntist politics.
The economy is the epicentre of this discussion.
Until earlier this week, the Italian government held up flagship policy commitments that included more redistribution and a smaller tax burden. All that spooked markets, with sovereign bond yields doubling since May 2018. International credit rating agencies and markets are adding to the pressure. The European Commission, once again, calls for fiscal discipline.
Amid this pressure, political and profoundly economic, New Europe sought the help of an economist to understand the Italian mindset. Sergio Cesaratto (SC) is a Professor of International Economics at the University of Siena, Italy. He specialises in Monetary and Fiscal Policy of the European Monetary Union (EMU).