What can Italy’s economic ailments tell us about the euro area’s current slowdown?

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the euro area slowdown was the result of EMU-induced domestic deflation. EU3D researcher Simona Piattoni offers a different reading of Italy's disappointing economic performance on the Future of Europe Blog. 

Future of Europe Blog, June 2020. 

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at a special meeting of the European Council to discuss the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 in February 2020 (Photo: European Union)

Published June 24, 2020 10:22 AM - Last modified July 10, 2020 12:01 PM