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Europe Politics

Four scenarios for Italy’s legislative elections in 2018

The upcoming elections in Italy increase the risk of political uncertainty. GRI looks at the potential outcomes of these polls.

Europe Security

Italy’s emerging terrorist threat

The recent apprehension of the Moroccan Nabil Benhamir in Genoa has sparked renewed interest for Rome’s counterterrorism strategy. Although Italy is a high symbolic country and despite the Islamic State’s repeated calls for attacks, the country has not suffered a major jihadist terrorist attack – yet.

Europe Politics

Italy’s new election law: a primer

Italians will vote for their next government in 2018 in a newly-approved electoral system, the so-called Rosatellum Bis. How will it affect the next elections in Italy? Which political party will benefit from the new electoral system?

Europe Security

Sweden’s air-defense system is due for a major upgrade

Sweden’s outdated air-defense system spurs fierce competition over a billion-dollar contract, signaling growing security concerns.

Economics Europe

Italy’s banking dilemma: Improving, but still needing help

Italy’s banking industry has gone through a recent rough period. But with an infusion of new funds and a call for much needed reforms, there may be a chance that there will be improvement.

Europe Politics

Anti-Euro undercurrents in Italy are spelling trouble

Political risk is intensifying in the Eurozone, specifically in France and Italy. Italy is emerging as a potential auxiliary source of risk.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US hikes rates. South Korea holds security talks. Concerns grows over Sudan. The European Council meets. Putin and Abe discuss deal. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

Why Italy’s referendum carries risks for the entire EU

Attention is turning to Italy constitutional referendum, where Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the vote. Many fear that the prevailing anti-establishment mood will defeat the government.

Economics Europe

2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Clinton and Trump face off. Argentina presents inflation targets. Italy releases budget. Congress faces government shutdown. All in The Week Ahead.