Tag: economics

Portugal’s last political intrigue

Article by Ruben Miguel Nascimento | Illustration by Guido Brualdi This is a very complicated week for the Portuguese government. Everything happened because of a “failure of communication” between the Prime Minister António Costa and the Finance Minister Mario Centeno (and simultaneously president of the Eurogroup). But starting from...

The Chinese chase for the American soft power

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Chiara Zilioli   ‘’Foreign policy, as nature, refuses emptiness’’ (Francesco Costa)   Since the end of the Cold War, the international system changed. Experts now consider it a “liquid system”, not only because there aren’t two super powers constantly challenging each other...

Why COVID-19 and social discriminations are killing minorities in the US

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti At the end of March, the Governor of the State of New York defined COVID-19 as “the great equalizer”. But is that really so? Although the virus transcends national borders, not everyone is vulnerable in the same way. In particular,...

How companies will have to adapt their business models after the pandemic

Article by Richard Breitschwerdt | Illustration by Louseen Smith As Covid-19 spread across the globe, we first experienced impacts on the global value chains as China closed their production sites. Companies in the West had to make initial arrangements to outweigh the dependence on the Chinese market, but it...

Two steps forward, one step back: stocktaking from the last Eurogroup meeting

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti   “Too early to say”, Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai is quoted saying in a conversation with US President Richard Nixon when asked about the impact of the French Revolution. One of history’s most appreciated misunderstandings –the Chinese politician was...