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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Business and economy

    Why we need to improve Europe's architecture

    by Lorenzo Codogno & Giampaolo Galli

    IT
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    We agree with Franco Debenedetti (in the April 19 article published by Italy24) , that you cannot separate the discussion on the costs and benefits of the euro from that of the costs of a transition, or from a wider debate of a political and prospective nature. As written in the appeal by the 24 Nobel Prize winners, including Joseph Stiglitz, against the political manipulation of French far right populist Marine Le Pen, there is a big difference ...

  4. Public finance

    Brussels has three questions for Rome on public finances

    by Beda Romano

    IT
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    The European Commission is due to deliver its verdict on Italy's economic situation in three weeks. Attention is focused on three main areas. Not only the additional budget measures of €3.4 billion approved yesterday by President Sergio Mattarella for 2017 are in doubt. The Commission is also looking at declining levels of investments in 2016. And it views the rescue of troubled lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena as a top ...