Here is an article that provides an overview of the current situation at the ECB and Italy.
Incoming European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called for “immediate implementation” of the euro area’s rescue fund, warning that it’s up to nations to ultimately solve the sovereign-debt crisis. (Ed: True enough!)
Bank of Italy Governor Draghi, who takes over as ECB President on Nov. 1, also said that he sees “significant” downside risks to economic growth in the euro region as industrial output expands at a “very moderate pace.”
Draghi also called on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government to immediately implement austerity measures and carry out a planned review of public spending.
So apparently, even though the incoming ECB President is himself an Italian, he is just as ready to advocate a hard line on austerity for Italy as any other ECB moron that could have taken over the ECB Presidency.
Italy is looking like the next domino to fall in this European fiscal fiasco that Warren Mosler opined this week may ultimately ripple through Europe and ironically lead straight on ultimately to the mother country of all austerity advocacy, Germany, as in reality, none of the Countries in the EMU (including Germany) are currency issuers; they have all surrendered their monetary authority to the EU/ECB; which is sadly infested with persons who advocate for smaller fiscal deficits.