On 4 March 2018, Italy will vote for a new parliament. It is still unclear who will take the helm in the eurozone's third strongest economy. Euro-sceptical positions are running through an already turbulent election campaign. Many Italians blame the EU for economic stagnation and the migration crisis. Eurosceptical parties like the Five-Star movement or the right-wing party Lega are therefore gaining momentum. How can the increasing turning away from the EU be explained and what does Europe expect after 4 March? In this policy brief Paul-Jasper Dittrich and Dr. Nicole Koenig take a differentiated look at these questions and describe four coalition options as well as possible implications for the EU.
Paul-Jasper Dittrich is Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, he formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.
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