Vincent Boland: Draghi’s Italian job is really a task for the entire nation

Italy’s afflictions are often filtered through the lens of its enormous public debt and zero-growth economy. Yet its problem is more insidious – that politics does not offer solutions

21st February, 2021
Vincent Boland: Draghi’s Italian job is really a task for the entire nation
Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, was sworn in as Italy’s prime minster on February 13. Photo: Getty

When Mario Draghi was appointed as Italy’s new prime minister earlier this month, reaction outside the country could be summed up in a word: “Finally.” The former president of the European Central Bank appears – at least according to the conventional wisdom – to have been born for the job.

Cometh the hour, etc. On February 13, Draghi was sworn in to lead Italy’s 15th government since the early 1990s. Investors...

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