Pawel Tokarski

Dr. Pawel Tokarski is a senior associate in the EU/Europe research division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).

The Italian Job: Can Mario Draghi Master It?

February 19, 2021

A political crisis was the last thing Italy needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet a personal conflict between the leader of Italia Viva, Matteo Renzi, and the previous prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, led to the collapse of the coalition in mid-January. President Sergio Mattarella then commissioned 73-year-old Mario Draghi, the...

The Challenges Facing the Eurozone

June 01, 2020

The current public health crisis has become a major challenge for European economies. It particularly affects countries in the southern part of the eurozone, as they are still suffering from the effects of the euro debt crisis of 2009-12. In the absence of a convincing fiscal policy response from the...