Germany and Italy Battle for Control of the ECB

There’s more at stake than just macroeconomic policy.

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Of all the disagreements among the European Union member states – migration, foreign policy or even the so-called European Green Deal – economic policy is by far the most contentious. Since 2001, 19 of the 27 EU members have adopted a single currency, the euro, and they thus share one monetary policy. In good times, […]

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Francesco Casarotto is an analyst at Geopolitical Futures. Before joining GPF, he worked for a news agency specializing in finance, international economy and geopolitics, and was a contributor for some Italian think tanks focusing on defense and foreign policy. Mr. Casarotto holds a bachelor's degree in international studies and a master’s degree in international relations. A native Italian who also speaks English, French and Spanish, he holds masters’ certificates in economic security, geopolitics and intelligence.