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The Italian pensions: Back and forth, back and forth...

In 2011, when Italy looked on the verge of bankruptcy, the first significant act of Mario Monti’s technocratic Government was to enact the Fornero Law which introduced much more stringent requirements to go into retirement. 78 more words

Politics

The legal headaches of the Italian Government

The Italian Constitutional Court struck down a norm, introduced by Mario Monti’s technocratic Government, which had frozen┬áthe adjustment to inflation of pensions exceeding the minimum threshold multiplied by three. 125 more words

Economy

A dangerous trick by the two Marios

The following has been in the back of my mind during what now appears to be the whole of last year. In April 2014 Mario Monti gave an interview to Marc Peeperkorn in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, p10-13, … 592 more words

Economic Crisis

Can an Italian Government still influence its bond yield spread?

The Italian Minister of Economy Pier Carlo Padoan commented today the dramatic decrease of the Italy/Germany bond yield spread, which is now under 90. Mr Padoan argued that the financial market are taking note of the bold reforms enacted by the Italian Government. 98 more words

Italy

How to cling to power Renzi style

You can call him an achiever or a would be dictator, it’s a matter of perspective. For sure, the methods of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi are quite offhand. 191 more words

Politics

Italian Constitutional Court saves technocratic pension reform

The Italian Constitutional ruled that a proposed referendum to abrogate the pension reform enacted by Mario Monti’s technocratic Government cannot be held.

The referendum, supported by an odd alliance of conservative parties and leftist trade unions, was likely to succeed. 111 more words

Politics

Rome Will Bid to Host 2024 Olympic Games

Colosseum in Rome (Shutterstock)

ROME, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a bid on Monday to bring the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Rome, presenting it as a boost for the country as the capital reels from a corruption scandal and the economy flounders. 339 more words

Olympics