Italian Presidential Election: Implications for Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Event Overview

Italian lawmakers reelected Sergio Mattarella as their president on January 29 following a tense week of voting.

Italian lawmakers reelected Sergio Mattarella as their president on January 29 following a tense week of voting. The election outcome impacts Italy’s future domestic politics, economic trajectory, security priorities, and policymaking in Rome and Brussels. Against a backdrop of growing tensions with Russia, a new government in Berlin, and upcoming elections in France, what do these elections mean for Italy’s relationship with Europe, the United States, and NATO? 


Marta Dassù, Senior Director, European Affairs, Aspen Institute

Rachel Rizzo, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Nathalie Tocci, Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Moderated by:

Andrew Novo, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

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