A few days ago BRS Resources Ltd, an international oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Texas, promised to answer to a question I posted over the last Christmas holidays. Who can explain why, independently from oil prices, gas in Italy is always 1.8 €? Of course that “always” was rhetorical. I know that the …

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 A version of this article was also published in Lo Spazio della Politica Il recente dibattito politico-economico europeo si è concentrato su un nuovo concetto che è stato presentato inter alia come uno degli strumenti risolutivi della crisi europea. Gia’ Wolfgang Munchau e Martin Wolff si sono espressi favorevoli all’idea di creare un’unione bancaria europea …

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The think tank Bruegel recently released the policy contribution entitled “Arithmetic is absolute: euro area adjustment”. This publication suggests that less inflation in Italy and more inflation in Germany are urgently needed to achieve rebalancing in the euro area. I was happy to interview the author of this policy contribution Guntram Wolff, deputy director of …

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Il Corriere della Sera yesterday presented the pensions reform project put forward by newly appointed minister for welfare Fornero. What seems innovative to the Italian eye is actually praxis in most North and Central EU member states. The initiative is certainly zealous and absolutely necessary in a country ranked as 213th in the world for …

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