Can Italy’s Draghi Keep Up His Winning Streak?

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).

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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