Italy, the Sick Man of Europe

April 11, 2018

Italy's economy has been underperforming due to a wide array of structural problems within the system. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and its nominal GDP represents the 12th largest in the world. However, Italy's economy is smaller than it was in 2008 and is still grappling...

Strengthening Business Ties Between Italy and Africa

September 23, 2016

In the last of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 and part 2.  Closer Italy-Africa relations can pave the way for mutually advantageous business deal-making and investments....

Italy’s Investment in Africa is Not a Passing Fancy

September 20, 2016

In the second of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 here. Italy’s postcolonial relations with the Horn of Africa can be summed up as undulant: occasionally on the rise, propelled...

Italy is Europe’s Next Big Challenge

August 09, 2016

With Brexit in the air, Italy’s referendum on constitutional reforms has got Europe on the edge of its seat. Now that the United Kingdom has decided to leave, the next big problem facing the European Union (EU) is a constitutional reform referendum in Italy. In April, the Italian parliament...