Articles on Silvia Francescon

View from Rome: Vision quest (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 20 October 2015

The search for a common European approach to Syria dominates in Italy.

View from Rome: No longer just an Italian problem (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 30 September 2015

Work remains on Europeanising the solutions to the refugee crisis

Italy and the Eastern Partnership: the view from Rome (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 19 May 2015

The priority of the Eastern Partnership for Rome is the consilidation of democratic transition processes.

View from Rome: Sanctions should be accompanied by dialogue (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 09 March 2015

Italy has been hard hit by sanctions on Russia, but it has held the European line, while still promoting further dialogue.

Scorecard 2015: The view from Rome (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 10 February 2015

Governmental upheaval limited Italy’s ability to lead on foreign policy, but it remained engaged in the southern neighbourhood and moved forward the debate on privacy and security.  

Explaining the EP election results: Italy (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 26 May 2014

Matteo Renzi triumphs in Italy beyond all expectations

The view from the capitals: the EU budget summit (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev & Silvia Francescon & Ulrike Guérot & Thomas Klau & José Ignacio Torreblanca & Mark Leonard & Jonas Parello-Plesner - 21 November 2012

On Thursday EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the EU budget for the next seven years. ECFR experts in Spain, the UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy tell us what to expect. 


Reinventing Europe: Italy, a country in receivership (Commentary)

Marco de Andreis & Silvia Francescon - 24 May 2012

As part of the ‘Reinvention of Europe’ project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states about the crisis and the future direction of Europe. The third paper in the series examines the situation in Italy.