Italy’s warming relations with China and Russia

Italy is crucial regarding the future of the Eurozone, given its debt, but is something of the ‘difficult child’; unwilling to be defined exclusively by Western powers, writes OM Research. Indeed there is growing evidence that Italy is seeking influence with powers outside Europe; China and Russia. OM argues that Italy’s trading connections with Russia and China are prized and, from an SME goods export perspective, they are paying-off. OM Research interprets these growing relationships as growing evidence that the current government is using every opportunity to put-back the inevitable day where the nation is forced to reform its economy, something that has proved intractable for generation after generation.