Poor Credit Policies and Italian Non-Performing Loans

Poor Credit Policies and Italian Non-Performing Loans   The term Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) refers to impaired loans granted by lenders and represent exposures to entities unable to wholly or partly fulfil their obligations under the contract due to a worsening of the Their economic and financial situation. According to various Bank of Italy analyses, what has hit…

All the faces of Visegrad through different phases

The Visegrad Group, which unites Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in a cultural and political alliance, has become more visible and controversial after recent events. The migration crisis involving Europe triggered the reaction of the Group, which took a very strong and restrictive position in the matter. Furthermore, domestic reforms in Poland and Hungary…

Eastern and Central Europe: re-thinking the concept of Solidarity

EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: RE-THINKING THE CONCEPT OF SOLIDARITY By S.Ferroni OVERVIEW: The rift within the European Union on the migrants’ topic is growing month by month between the Visegard group (plus Austria, Croatia and Slovenia) and other EU members. Since the beginning of the refugees’ crisis Central and Eastern Europe have been taking the…

The European Populist Era – Nope, Populism is not over yet

As the XIX century is remembered for the establishment of masses parties, or the time when citizens actively entered into politics, while the XX century is classified as the “totalitarianism siècle”, or time of disruptive ideological clashes, in the same way our XXI century will pass to history as the “European Populist Era” or the…