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.
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.
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”.
“Time is running out” for Europe, warns Italy’s Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Italy has done its homework, he says, calling on Germany to show faith and share risk to save the European project from a populist right.
General Camillo Sileo explains why the Italian army decided to migrate to open source and how it’s done.
Flavia Marzano is a member of the City Council of Rome and explains, why a public administration “can’t accept to be blackmailed” by one major vendor.
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 …