Topic: Tonia Mastrobuoni
While Italy has a fairly low budget deficit, structural issues such as low productivity have resulted in an economic crisis. Its public debt, at 118 percent of GDP, is one of the highest in Europe.
08/08/2011 02:21 pm
Italy has raised women's retirement age to match that of men. Many women says it's unfair in a culture where women who work also are responsible for housework and the care of family members.
09/01/2009 01:00 am
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (r.) and his foreign minister, Franco Frattini, spoke to the media Wednesday at an EU environmental conference in Brussels.
10/23/2008 01:00 am
But critics say the bill, set to be approved Tuesday, is emblematic of what's wrong with Italy's whole economy – one of the least productive among industrialized nations.
08/05/2008 01:00 am