Italian Prime Minister Calls Populism a Threat to Stability in Europe – NYTimes.com

After a showdown that forced Berlusconi out on the sidelines and restored some confidence and stability to Italian politics, PM Letta keeps working for a better future for Italy and Europe. Promising signs after two decades of chaos and decline...

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/world/europe/italian-prime-minister-calls-populism-a-threat-to-stability-in-europe.html?ref=world

ROME — With European parliamentary elections less than eight months away, Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy on Monday warned that the rise of angry populism poses the greatest threat to stability on the Continent and could undermine critical efforts to build and strengthen the euro zone’s political and financial institutions.

“We have the big risk to have the most ‘anti-European’ European Parliament ever,” Mr. Letta said in an expansive interview at Palazzo Chigi, his office in central Rome. He said mainstream, pro-Europe parties must win at least 70 percent of the seats to avoid a “nightmarish legislature.”

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4 thoughts on “Italian Prime Minister Calls Populism a Threat to Stability in Europe – NYTimes.com

    • Good to hear we’re in sync again!! 😀
      And I sort of saw the good angle to this story, that an italian PM is being constructive and not the down-in-flames philosophy of Berlusconi.
      But especially the young folks here (I’m still in Florence!!) are very much disillusioned and facing a rough start on their adult life..

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