Can Italy’s Draghi Keep Up His Winning Streak?

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Porto, Portugal, May 8, 2021 (pool photo by Francisco Seco via AP).
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Porto, Portugal, May 8, 2021 (pool photo by Francisco Seco via AP).
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During his first six months in office, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has notched several key accomplishments. In June, he secured the European Union’s approval for Italy’s COVID-19 rescue package, totaling 191.5 billion euros, or roughly $224 billion, giving it the largest share of the bloc’s 750-billion-euro pandemic recovery fund. Then, in late July, Draghi’s Cabinet signed off on a contentious overhaul of the Italian justice system, a goal that had eluded many previous governments.  His success might come as a surprise given Italy’s reputation for political tumult. The previous coalition had collapsed at the beginning of the year after months […]

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