L’Europa tra ripresa e squilibri. Eurozona, Germania e ItaliaBy Marco Fortis and Alberto Quadrio Curzio Il Mulino - November 2014
In Europe and Italy the 2008 financial-economic crisis seems never-ending: thus Fondazione Edison continues to deal with it, reconstructing a chronicle and offering readers prompt analysis and proposals, as in this fourth volume published after Marco Fortis’s “ Italy and the Global Crisis” (2009) and “Inside the Crisis: 2009-2011. America, Europe and Italy” (2011) and Alberto Quadrio Curzio and Marco Fortis’s “Debt and growth. The equation of the crisis” (2013). This current series of articles covers the period from the end of 2012 to the first half of 2014, when in the continuing Italian economic crisis with a persistently stagnant GDP, a new factor of hope appeared on the horizon: the election results of May 25, 2014. The Renzi government’s consolidation and encouraging determination has given Italy hope for long-awaited structural reforms aimed at relaunching growth and employment, along with strong pressure on EU institutions to overcome fiscal rigour through socio-economic development.