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Euroscepticism may rise in Italian election run-up

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Positions of Italy’s parties.


Italy has entered pre-electoral territory. The key issues are growth, jobs, public investment and immigration -- all of which affect Italy’s strained relationship with the EU.


  • The blocked takeover of France’s STX shipyard by an Italian company could intensify Rome's disappointment with other EU member states.
  • Tensions over electoral reform may drive MPs out of Gentiloni’s coalition and to the greater electoral safety of Forza Italia.
  • Another centrist coalition would risk alienating voters, given the EU-imposed policy straightjacket.
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