Italy and the EU: the Logic of Confrontation

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Series Details No. 122, October / November 2018
Publication Date 30/09/2018
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Four months after being sworn in, Italy’s League-Five Star coalition government has set a more confrontational tone in its relations with the European Union. Although Rome has not immediately begun a spending splurge or vetoed EU sanctions on Russia as some feared, it has picked fights with the bloc on migration, on the EU budget and on Italy’s finances.

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ESO: Key Source: Italian general election, 2018
LSE European Institute: EuroppBlog, 14.03.18: What Italy’s election result means for Europe
Centre for European Reform: Insight, January 2018: Italy after the election: from partner to spoiler? (et al)
Centre for European Reform: Insight, June 2018: Why Italy will confront the EU, but stay in the Euro

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