Italien nærmere italexit
Den afstemning Italiens højesteret nu har givet grønt lys for, er egentlig en strukturreform, men taber premierministeren den, må han gå af og EU modstanderne kan danne regering. Italien er nettobridrager til EU med nogenlunde det samme som Storbritianien var: 33,5 milliarder kroner.
If Renzi loses the referendum, he will resign from the role of the prime minister and the PD’s leadership. That, in turn, would end the post-Berlusconi period of relative stability in Italy, while paving way to “Italexit” – an Italian referendum on the EU.
Renzi wants structural reforms, EU integration, and U.S. cooperation. Salvini wants political power, an exit from the euro, and Euro-skeptic cooperation with Russia. Whatever the outcome of Italy’s October referendum, it will be preceded by the Italian banking debacle. Both Brussels and Berlin know only too well that too much for Renzi could mean they risk losing the support of EU integrationists. However, they also realize that should they not support Renzi enough, they risk losing Italy. And after Brexit, Brussels simply cannot afford an Italexit. ITALY AT THE BRINK: FROM RENXI’S REFERENDUM TO ITALEXIT – EUROPE’S SUMMER OF DISCONTENT, Italy gives green light to pivotal referendum which could DESTROY the EU