Tag: Italy

BLOG: Italy, G7 member and third world country

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Italy is the second market for automation in Europe with a trade surplus in the industrial machinery sector of €38,4bn.

Italy is the EU laggard in terms of productivity, but at the same time it retains a strong performance in manufacturing, registering the third best trade surplus in Europe. How can this paradox be explained? What are the roots of these problems and where is the potency of the country concentrated? Italian journalist Maria Maggiore of Investigate Europe gives her vision of the Bel Paese.

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Il Fatto Quotidiano (Italy) | After ten years of reform Europe suffers from growing precariousness

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Ten years of labor market reforms have failed to bring prosperity and economic growth in Europe. What was wrong, which promises were not kept? Investigate Europe has investigated the consequences of labor deregulation in eight European countries, telling stories of precariousness:  involuntary part-time work in Germany; poor workers in France; Greek doctors leaving Greece to go enrich German hospitals; the new resistance of Foodora cyclists.

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I Efimerida ton Syntakton (Greece) | Pier Carlo Padoan: “Europe is running out of time”

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October 9, 2017, Wolfgang Schauble's last Eurogroup. From left to right: Schauble, Dijsselbloem, De Guindos, Padoan.

Investigate Europe spoke to Pier Carlo Padoan before the German elections. But the message of urgency conveyed here by the Italian Finance minister is even more topical now. Padoan, a full blown Europhile and admirer of German reforms, urges Berlin to accept the Italian proposals for “risk sharing” among Eurozone members because “time is running out for Europe”.

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Italy / Il Fatto: “Microsoft, la Ue ostaggio dei suoi software”

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Il Fatto quotidiani / 9.4.2017

Microsoft seemed to be left behind by the big champions of Silicon Valley, Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, that punctuate our days with smart-phones, tablets, supercomputers. But first impressions can be misleading. Microsoft is very present, it occupies a monopolist position as a public supplier. Europe is totally dependent on this single corporation, though reasonable alternatives exist. Read more in ITALIAN via Il fatto quotidiano (free / Part I and …

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