The formation of a government in Italy has already caused considerable unrest on the markets. Once again it became clear: what happens politically and economically in the third largest country in the Eurozone affects Germany and Europe directly.
With the new Italian government under Giuseppe Conte in place, we took a deeper look behind the headlines of recent weeks: How does the new Italian government position itself and what does that mean for Europe and the Eurozone?
We convened a round table on 3 July 2018 in Berlin where we discussed these issues with participants from ministries, the Bundestag, thin tanks, associations and embassies. Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and former chief economist at the Italian Ministry of Finance, Jana Puglierin, programme director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Alessandro Speciale, correspondent for Bloomberg News in Frankfurt am Main, and Alessio Terzi, affiliate fellow at the Brussels think tank Bruegel, introduced the topic.