Political Ripples of EU's Sovereign Debt Crisis

Franco Pavoncello interviewed by Christopher Alessi

Eurozone leaders meeting for tomorrow's summit are unnecessarily worried about contagion to Italy, but a growing sovereign debt crisis highlights the role of politics in the markets and the need to find common, EU-wide solutions, says expert Franco Pavoncello.

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A Conversation with Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa (Audio)

Speaker: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
Presider: Jacob A. Frenkel

Listen to Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian minister of economy and finance, discuss the European Central Bank, global imbalances, and the regulation of financial markets as part of the Council's C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

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Italy Election Preview

Author: Alexandra Silver

Italians will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on April 9 and 10 to determine whether Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or challenger Romano Prodi and his center-left coalition will win the tight race.

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