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The spread of the coronavirus in Italy

Italy’s post-pandemic challenges

Despite having declared a state of emergency early, the Italian government was late in responding to the coronavirus threat. This delayed reaction allowed the illness to wreak havoc in northern regions, the industrial powerhouse of the country. Nevertheless, citizens’ responsible reaction slowed the spread of the disease, leaving the country to address economic and political challenges.

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Germany's ECB ruling

In early May, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that the European Central Bank’s bond buying did not respect the “principle of proportionality,” and could have acted outside its remit by purchasing government debt. With the decision, the German Bundesbank’s participation in the ECB program was suspended. In August 2019, GIS founder Prince Michael of Liechtenstein discussed this issue before the German court and pointed out that the ECB’s policy had enabled governments in various EU member countries to continue excessive spending. A rule in favor of the ECB, he wrote, would have been more political than legally based. While it might have stabilized the situation in the short term, it would have come at the “steep price of bending the principle of the rule of law,” wrote Prince Michael. In the long term, it would have led to a collapse of financial stability in the EU. Fortunately, the court decided differently this time.

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Due to the fast changing international order geopolitics are back on the agenda. I believe that GIS makes a great contribution with analyses and insights that should help businesses and governments developing their responses.

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