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Italian Presidential Election: Implications for Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

February 1, 2022 at 9:00 am to 10:00 am
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Italian lawmakers reelected Sergio Mattarella as their president on January 29 following a tense week of voting.

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By: Amelia Martin

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? 

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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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