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Italy Debt Crisis

The Problem That's Ravaging Italy

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

* Recession has lasted almost two years * 8.6 mln live in seriously deprived families -ISTAT ROME, May 22 (Reuters) - Mi...

The Stalemate in Italy Could Destabilize Europe

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Georges Ugeux

With the announcement that the attempts by the Democrats to form a government have been derailed by what the Economist characterizes as two clowns, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo, the situation in Italy gets more dangerous.

QE for the People: Grillo's Populist Plan for Italy

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Ellen Brown

If Grillo's party comes to power and follows through with his platform, those shackles on the Italian economy might actually be released.


Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

* Global markets shaken by fears of new euro zone instability * Vote is stunning success for populist movement * Berlus...

'You Can Cook Tasty Meatballs With Leftover Ground Beef'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

* 59 pct of Italian families recycle leftovers * Italy wastes food worth 11 billion euros every year By Antonella Cianci...

Alessandro De Angelis

EXCLUSIVE: Berlusconi Talks 'No Fear,' Communists And How Europe Is Holding 'A Loaded Gun Against' Italy | Alessandro De Angelis | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

Huffington Post Italia politics reporter Alessandro de Angelis sat down last week with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for an exclusiv...

Time to Put Finance Back in Its Cage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

It's not that economies are too slow to appease markets. It's that the markets have too much power to destroy economies. Let's not forget -- this entire crisis was caused because markets mispriced risk.

Who's in Worse Shape, Spain or Italy?

Moisés Naím | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

Spain or Italy: which one is worse off? Economically, Spain; politically, Italy. But since a bad political situation tends to hurt the economy, and a sick economy always poisons politics, the answer could easily be reversed.

Italy Must Reschedule Its Debt Now

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Greece was a problem, but the collapse of Italy is not manageable. Fifty percent of the Italian debt will mature in the next two years. This is a Damocles sword, and it is not going away any time soon.

Democracy Is Not Self-Correcting

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

What matters for good governance is an open society -- freedom of expression and the rule of law to protect feedback -- not whether the system is meritocratic, democratic or a hybrid.

Can Italy Derail the U.S. Recovery?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

A default of Italy would trigger a European bloodbath and a world crisis compared to which the 2008 crisis would look as a blip.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Lost In Translation? The Latest Troubling Indicator From Europe | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

An increasing number of workers in the troubled Mediterranean countries of Italy, Spain and Greece are having their resumes translated into English an...

LIVE UPDATES Italian Short-Term Debt Costs Half At Auction, But Concerns Still Loom

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian short-term debt costs halved at auction on Wednesday as a new package of budget austerity and an injection of cheap long-ter...

GRAPHIC: European Debt Balloons Over The Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Though the European debt crisis has in recent months revolved a small number of countries, most prominently Greece and Italy, issues of sovereign deb...

Our Notion of Nations

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Jeff Jarvis

Will we question the idea of what a nation is? Are Greece and Italy still sovereign nations when bankers can overthrow their governments and neighbors can dictate the terms of governance?

Bonnie Kavoussi

Fears Of Italy Default Grow As Borrowing Costs Rise | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Market confidence in Italy's ability to pay its bills faded quickly on Wednesday, and experts warn that fears of Italian default could weigh heavily o...

Italian Borrowing Costs Hit Record High

Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Italian borrowing costs reached breaking point on Wednesday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's promise to resign failed to raise optimism about ...