Europe should develop a joined-up Industrial Strategy

As the general director of the European Engineering Industries Association Adrian Harris writes, there is a request for the European Commission to start developing a holistic EU industrial policy, in order to create a joined-up approach among European industrialists. The trend in recent years has been to relegate industrial policy …

Poor Credit Policies and Italian Non-Performing Loans

The term Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) refers to impaired loans granted by lenders and represent exposures to entities unable to wholly or partly fulfil their obligations under the contract due to a worsening of the Their economic and financial situation. According to various Bank of Italy analyses, what has hit the Italian economy …

What does China ‘s One Belt One Road Initiative really mean?

By Irene Signorelli One Belt One Road Initiative, just Belt and Road, new Silk Road etc. are just some of the names used for labelling the same the gigantic project boosted by the Chinese Government since September 2013. It will involve 68 countries, most of them belonging to the less developed Eurasian …

Will multi-speed be Europe’s future?

Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome, which gave way to European integration, was signed establishing the goal of a “closer Europe”, our Union is in trouble: one member voted to leave, the Eurozone is crawling from one crisis to the next and the immigration policies are a mess.To face …

Romania 10 years after joining EU: is the glass half empty or half full?

Romania, together with the kin and neighbour country Bulgaria, joined the European Union the 1st January 2007. A great share of Romanian politicians and thinkers consider this date as one of the most important for the history of the country. It signed the beginning of a new era, antithetic to the long …