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Why the New Italian Government Puts the EU Reform at Risk


Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) and Lega have finally managed to form a government led by Prime Minister Conte. They have needed several months trying to reconcile two contradictory political programmes within a coalition contract and to overcome the political turmoil exacerbated by President Mattarella’s refusal to appoint as minister of Economy Paolo Savona, perceived by many as too Eurosceptic. While markets seem to have responded positively to the new government and the political crisis, which risked spreading contagion through the Eurozone, things are not going to be easy for the next government when it comes to implement the reforms of the so-called yellow-green programme.