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  1. European view

    The costs and benefits of "ExItaly"

    by Biagio Bossone

    IT
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    Durand and Villemot (2016) examine the effects of Italy's possible exit from the euro (“ExItaly”). According to their estimates, the “new lira” ...

  2. Public finance

    Tweaking the deficit may avoid a VAT increase next year

    by Dino Pesole

    IT
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    The road toward greater budget flexibility in Europe in 2018 is set to pass through a revision of deficit targets. This is how Italy may be able to avoid a hike in value-added tax (VAT) which is set to kick in next year, and may be able to achieve greater room for “expansive” budget measures to boost growth. Now that the Italian government has received the green light from the EU Commission for its 2017 accounts, it is starting to ...

  3. Public finance

    EU Commission expressing doubts over Italian economic growth

    by Dino Pesole

    IT
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    Beyond the decimals that separate estimates from Rome and Brussels for Italy's public finances, the economic forecasts released yesterday from the European Commission also point to a gloomier outlook for growth in Italy, which remains the straggler in Europe. In Brussels' view, Italy's economic growth will not exceed 0.9% this year, while the government is targeting a 1.1% rise. Political uncertainty is weighing, ...