EXPERT SERIES Podcast, Jacob Kirkegaard - Euro Political Update: Italy and Spain

The Expert Series welcomed back Jacob Kirkegaard to discuss the current political developments in Italy and Spain

The Expert Series welcomed back Jacob Kirkegaard from the Peterson Institute to discuss the current political developments in Europe. Last week both Italy and Spain formed new governments in the space of 24 hours, an extraordinary set of developments even by European standards. However, these two new leadership groups represent starkly different trajectories on the Continent. For Italy, the agenda of the populist coalition could prove to have dire economic consequences while the Spanish no-confidence vote that ended the six-year rule of Mariano Rahoy shows the vibrancy of Spanish democracy.

This discussion was recorded on June 1 and sent to clients on June 2

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