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Beppe Severgnini, OBE, Columnist, New York Times
Its been an interesting year for Italy. Politically, the ruling 5 Star Movement, which governs with the anti-migration League party, is considered by many as the first populist government in modern Western Europe, receiving criticism from other European leaders about some of its policies. The Italian government is recovering from a high-profile showdown with Brussels over its budget, all while trying to navigate its relationship with Europe, and tensions with other member states. Economically, Italy has been struggling to break out of years of relative economic stagnation and the European Commission projects the country will have the slowest growth in the 19-nation euro area this year and next.
What does the future hold for Italy over the coming year? How is the country looking to shape itself politically? And what will its interactions with the European Union look like over the year particularly during the European Parliament elections in May? Or will Italy once again, to quote Severgnini, ‘turn a crisis into a party’?
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