Tag: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi

Draghi boosted Rome’s prestige and soothed Washington, analysts say
Italy, Opinion

Draghi boosted Rome’s prestige and soothed Washington, analysts say

Analysts from the European Council on Foreign Relations consider that the outgoing Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, has placed Rome at the level of Paris or Berlin's influence on the European scene, and has reassured Washington about the strategy towards China or Russia. A group of analysts from the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) think tank looks at the political crisis in Italy as a threat to the climate of economic and social stability that Draghi managed to establish in one of Europe's largest economies, denouncing the unknown that constitutes the next governmental solution Italian President Sergio Mattarella this week dissolved Parliament and called early elections for the end of September, after Draghi presented his resignation, for lack of political confidence ...
Draghi’s fall is the last government chess move that is predicted to take a long time
Opinion

Draghi’s fall is the last government chess move that is predicted to take a long time

The resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 12 hours after his coalition broke up in Parliament, was the latest move in a political chess set that is expected to last for months before a new government takes power. This Thursday, the only certainty for Italians is that they will vote on September 25, about six months ahead of schedule. But even before a date was set, Italian parties were already in 'turmoil' in the face of the political situation, with some losing longtime loyalists in the leadership, after three key coalition partners - populists, right-wing, and conservatives - have decided to leave Draghi. In 17 months at the helm of the government, Draghi was seen as a pillar of stability in a nation, the EU's third-largest economy, beset by high inflation and fears of...
Italy: Minister blames pro-Putin parties for fall of government
Italy

Italy: Minister blames pro-Putin parties for fall of government

The acting Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, defended today that "it is not by chance" that the government of Mario Draghi fell, accusing the parties that "blink the eye" to the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is no coincidence that the government has been overthrown by two political forces that 'wink their eye' at Vladimir Putin," said the still head of Italian diplomacy. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi formally resigned to the head of state, after losing the support of three parties that supported his coalition: Giuseppe Conte's Five Star Movement (M5S); the League, by Matteo Salvini; and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia. Di Maio, who recently left M5S, the party he led until January 2020, had already warned last week that Moscow "was toasting" because of t...