Luigi Scazzieri

Luigi Scazzieri

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

European foreign and security policy, Italy and the EU, transatlantic relations, migration.


Judy Asks: Is the Iran nuclear deal salvageable?

Carnegie Europe
20 June 2019
Probably not. Iran has warned it will violate the deal by the end of June unless the EU, Russia, and China deliver on their pledge to provide relief from US sanctions.

CER podcast: European Parliament elections special

20 May 2019
Beth Oppenheim talks to the CER's experts about the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Italy and the EP elections

26 April 2019
The European Parliament elections will be a crucial test for all political forces in Italy, and could accelerate the end of the uncomfortable coalition between the right-wing anti-immigration League, and the populist Five Star Movement (5S).

Aljazeera: Right wing populist alliance

08 April 2019
Luigi Scazzieri, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform argues that the new right wing populist alliance is internally divided, and will find it difficult to co-perate in the new European Parliament.

Italy and the EU: There is no good outcome from here

24 October 2018
The European Union has taken the unprecedented step of rejecting the Italian budget.

CER podcast: Instability in Libya and a divided EU

10 October 2018
Sophia Besch asks Luigi Scazzieri about the latest escalation of the conflict in Libya, and they discuss the EU's fragmented policy.

CER Bulletin podcast: Singapore-on-Thames; the Western Balkans; Italy

28 September 2018
In the CER Bulletin podcast, CER researchers brief podcast listeners on three of the most important topics for Europe this month. 

Merkel and Salvini's migration crisis: Much ado about nothing?

23 July 2018
The number of people arriving in Europe is much lower in 2018 than in previous years. Yet, at the European Council on June 28th-29th, EU leaders had to grapple with Germany and Italy’s twin political crises over migration and asylum policy.

CER podcast: A briefing on Italy's new government

06 June 2018
Sophia Besch asks Luigi Scazzieri what to expect from the new ruling coalition in Italy.

If Brussels to play hardball with Italy, it will be shooting itself in the foot

The Telegraph
29 May 2018
Italy is heading towards new elections. This weekend, the nationalist League and the populist Five Star Movement seemed on the verge forming a government.