On Geopolitics

How Italy's Next Government Will Shake Up the EU

Adriano Bosoni
Senior Europe Analyst, Stratfor
May 24, 2018 | 07:00 GMT
The Italian and EU flags hang side by side from the facade of a government building in Italy.

The Italian and EU flags hang side by side from the facade of a government building in Italy. Italy's leaders have long championed the cause of European integration, but the country's incoming government has promised to try to reverse the process.

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To implement its agenda, the Italian government will have to overcome formidable challenges, not least of all the differences between the ruling coalition's constituent parties. But even if it doesn't bring about the end of the eurozone, Italy's new administration will force EU governments and institutions to make difficult choices....

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