italy

Cyprus, Luxembourg, Italy or Malta: Which country will unravel the euro zone?

If destruction be Europe's lot, an EU nation itself must be its author and finisher. So what are the likely candidates?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 30, 2013

The scary politics of the euro zone

Can the politics of the euro zone hold together amidst this much economic pain?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 22, 2013

Everything you need to know about Italy’s messed-up elections

A literal comedian holds the balance of power in Italy. Good times.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 25, 2013

Berlusconi’s back, but the Eurozone crisis isn’t

The market reaction to the possibility that Silvio Berlusconi could return to power in Italy is evidence of how far Europe has come.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 10, 2012

The European Central Bank will buy bonds. But there are many strings attached.

Mario Draghi will buy up unlimited quantities of Spanish and Italian debt. But the offer has some conditions attached.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2012

The European Central Bank offers unlimited aid to euro zone members — but only if they behave

Draghi's latest plan gets closer to a policy that can avert disaster. But it probably doesn't get close enough.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2012

Can Mario Monti save Italy — and the euro?

Steven Pearlstein reports, from Rome, on the new paradox of European economic policy: There is no saving the euro without saving Italy, and there is no saving Italy without saving the euro. And both tasks fall in the lap of Mario Monti, Italy's new prime minister.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 24, 2012