dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Italy’s malaise goes to its very heart

See on Scoop.it - La Gazzetta Di Lella - News From Italy - Italiaans Nieuws

Paola Buonadonna: Many of my compatriots blame Italy’s recession on Europe, but the problems – complacency, corruption, sexism – go far deeper.Italy, it was revealed in recent days, is sliding back into recession. According to the latest GDP figures released by the country’s statistical institute, Istat, the economy shrunk by 0.2% in the second quarter. Unless there are drastic cuts, the government’s budget deficit may now breach the EU’s 3% of GDP threshold for 2014 – the third slide into recession since 2008.

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