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Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is the latest leader to promise to pro-growth reforms to rouse Italy's stagnant economy. His government agenda calls for reforms of Italy's electoral law, labor market, tax system, Senate, government payments to private sector, spending, public administration, and investment framework. Unlike Spain and Portugal, Italian received no bailout cash, so its governments have not been forced by outside authorities to enact reforms in exchange for financial help. Renzi must therefore win voter support to achieve his aims.

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  1. Politics

    A BTP trader is bound to question whether Renzi is alone or Italy is ready to back him

    by Isabella Bufacchi

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    Italy, and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, would be much better off nowadays if the stunning 40.8% win of the Democratic Party (PD) at the European elections were confirmed by a faster implementation of the government’s structural reforms programme. Financial markets are puzzled: “how come Renzi won with such a resounding victory last May and yet he seems stuck on the reforms?” a Nordic fund manager asked me the other day. The trade unions are opposing the most ...

  2. Government policies

    The outcome of the match with Brussels depends on implementation

    by Dino Pesole

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    The three-year economic planning blueprint, or DEF, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s second since he took power, is once again partly addressed to Brussels. The condition on which the government has based a large part of its economic policy is that the reforms announced in the DEF, “focused on the labor market, education and research incentives,” will have a direct impact on potential growth and debt sustainability. Hence the possibility of a temporary deviation from the ...

  3. Politics

    Behind the EU youth employment summit in Milan lurks a dangerous boomerang for Prime Minister Renzi

    by Gerardo Pelosi

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    The third high-level conference on youth employment that opens today in Milan, following similar events in Berlin and Paris in 2013, risks becoming a dangerous boomerang for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Last year's decision by former Prime Minister Enrico Letta to ensure Italy an equally high profile in the Franco-German employment program was revisited by Italy’s new leader with a more attentive eye to internal political dynamics (see the Jobs Act labor reform) and to ...

  4. Politics

    Renzi to Berlusconi: I can do without your votes

    by Barbara Fiammeri

    What happened yesterday sent a strong message: whoever does not compromise with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) will become politically irrelevant. The message is for the ...

  5. Politics

    Renzi's main risk isn't politics, it's the economy

    by Stefano Folli

    IT
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    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's budget is much like the temperament of the young Italian politician: bold, daring, very smart. It is designed in such a way that the burden of spending cuts will mainly be borne by regional governments, institutions that currently do not hold much credibility in Italy. At the same time, the budget will generate consensus amongst a substantial part of the business world and amongst self-employed workers thanks to planned changes to the VAT ...

  6. Public finance

    Italy makes a tiny dent in austerity policy during EU presidency

    by Dino Pesole

    IT
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    Italy’s rotating presidency of the European Union started under the premise of supporting growth and employment. It will come to an end at the European Council meeting tomorrow and Friday in Brussels, with economic policy results far below expectations. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will present his final assessment to the EU parliament in mid-January, focusing more on the bright side than the dark one. However, he must concede that the results achieved so far ...