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Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles
Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles
(c) ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP / picturedesk.com

Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles

Italy has voted: The party “Fratelli d’Italia” around top candidate Giorgia Meloni was the election winner. The center-right alliance together with the parties “Lega” and “Forza Italia” achieved an absolute majority. What consequences could the election results have for the country, its economy and cooperation with the European Union?

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Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles
Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles
(c) ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP / picturedesk.com

Italy after the parliamentary elections: a path beset by obstacles

Italy has voted: The party “Fratelli d’Italia” around top candidate Giorgia Meloni was the election winner. The center-right alliance together with the parties “Lega” and “Forza Italia” achieved an absolute majority. What consequences could the election results have for the country, its economy and cooperation with the European Union?

New UK Prime Minister and New King During Turbulent Times
New UK Prime Minister and New King During Turbulent Times
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New UK Prime Minister and New King During Turbulent Times

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, her succession by Charles III and the appointment of the new prime minister, Liz Truss, mark a change of era in Great Britain. The government’s focus is on the fight against inflation and high energy prices.

What is the key interest rate?
What is the key interest rate?
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What is the key interest rate?

The key interest rate of the European Central Bank (ECB) is currently 1.25 percent. Savings account interest rates are significantly below this key interest rate, and if someone takes out a loan, they usually have to pay significantly more than the key interest rate. The role of the key interest rate and the relevant interest rates are discussed in this article.

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