Italy faces a new economic and political crisis

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has failed to deliver on his promises (photo: dpa)
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has failed to deliver on his promises (photo: dpa)

The turmoil in Italian politics continues and is likely to come to a head before the end of 2014. Six months after promising a catalogue of reforms, new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has delivered little and the economy has got worse. Now he faces finding 20 billion euros to meet the commitments he has made to Brussels.

<i>Italy is heading towards another crisis, the features of which are likely to emerge before the end of 2014. Six months after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took office, his government has achieved no significant economic reform. It needs to find at least 20 billion euros to meet the budgetary targets agreed with the European authorities. Mr Renzi faces various opti...

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