Giacomo Bracci | The result of the latest Italian political elections has been interpreted by many observers as the outcome of deep, popular discontent. Recent developments in the country have also revived the possibility once again of an Italexit in the political debate of the entire euro area.
Italy leaving euro
The “eternal return” to a proposal to leave the euro seems to be an irresistable force for some people. A current case in point is Italy, but there are a couple of interesting precedents in the files, like Greece and Ireland.
If I haven’t got the wrong end of the stick, Italy plans is to create a parallel currency to the euro, guaranteed by the Italian government, but which I don’t know who will control. A Bank of Italy? The government would issue these BOT, endorse them with the BI, which would give it the money to be shared out amongst the unpaid creditors. It seems a lot like Helicopter Money.