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Italy’s Choice: Shock or Stagnation

March 2, 2018

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Exclusive: Italy’s elections this weekend represent a choice between the status quo, with risks of further austerity and structural reforms, or a wild card of populists who may lack competence and hold anti-democratic views, explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus Italy will hold elections on March 4, in which the essential choice for voters is […]

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Ignorance and Prejudice in Laura Ingraham’s Tiff With LeBron James

February 22, 2018

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Laura Ingraham’s complaints over LeBron James’ political commentary – focusing on the grammar of his statements rather than their substance – reflects a general elitism in the pundit class, Andrew Spannaus observes. — Is LeBron James ignorant? Laura Ingraham seems to think so. In response to a video of the NBA superstar offering harsh criticism […]

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Europe-Ukraine Forum – 13-14 March 2018

February 6, 2018

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13–14 March 2018 Exhibition Hall – G2A Arena Jasionka, Rzeszów, Poland Association and What’s Next? – the focus of this years 11th Europe – Ukraine Forum will be on economic modernization and reforms. In 2017, the Association Agreement was ratified. Regardless of the crisis – the war and Russian occupation of Crimea and some part […]

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Regime Change and Globalization in Europe

January 22, 2018

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Right-wing populists are exploiting the migration issue in both the United States and Europe, but dismissing their arguments would be a mistake. Instead, an honest assessment of the economic and regime-change policies that fuel migration is needed, reports Andrew Spannaus. Read the article on Consortium News

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China to Build a Bridge with EU Funds

January 19, 2018

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China will build a bridge in Croatia with funding from the European Union. The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) won a tender for the construction of the bridge in Peljesac, beating out an Italian-Turkish consortium and the Austrian company Strabag. The bridge will cost approximately 280 million Euros, and is the first infrastructure project […]

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Changes in the Energy Sector

January 12, 2018

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- by Paolo Balmas –  The decision made years ago by China to reduce coal consumption for electricity production and favor the use of liquid natural gas (LNG), makes it possible to predict that China will surpass Japan in terms of LNG consumption in a not too distant future. For the moment, Tokyo remains the […]

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Markets and Politics

December 1, 2017

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The Association for Italian – Eurasian Economic Exchange (ASIG) organized a conference in Milan on November 28 on the issue of the relationship between political communication and the financial markets. The event offered the opportunity to recall one of the most egregious cases in the recent history of Italy of the use of the “markets” […]

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The Risks of Democratic Party Unity

November 24, 2017

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Victories in state-level elections in New Jersey and Virginia on November 7th have buoyed Democratic hopes for an anti-Trump wave among the population that will lead to a big victory in next year’s mid-term elections, and permanently damage President Trump heading towards 2020. Yet there is significant risk in hoping that anti-Trump sentiment will be […]

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Catalonia and the ‘Europe of Regions’

October 24, 2017

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- by Andrew Spannaus – Political debate across Europe has been shaken by the clash between the pro-independence faction in the Spanish region of Catalonia, and the national institutions of Spain, raising thorny issues about autonomy, national sovereignty and the European Union. The Catalans, who organized a referendum on independence that was formally prohibited and […]

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Positive Signs for Italian Industry

October 13, 2017

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Orders for Italian machine tools jumped in the third quarter of 2017, seeing an increase of 14.7% compared to the same period last year. The data published by the Research and Business Culture Center of UCIMU, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation manufacturers’ association, show the excellent performance of the internal market, +68.2% compared […]

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