Luigi Scazzieri

Luigi Scazzieri

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

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


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.

TRT World: How far will Italy’s populism spread?

22 May 2018
Luigi Scazzieri a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform speaks to TRT World roundtable to discuss the Italian elections (from 17.10 mins).

The Italian election has shattered any illusion that Europe's populists are in retreat

The Telegraph
05 March 2018
In the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France, many argued that anti-establishment parties in Europe were on a downward trajectory. Italy's election has shattered that illusion.

How to think about Britain's post Brexit foreign policy

05 March 2018
What impact will Brexit have on the UK’s foreign and security policy? While many Brexiteers argue it will lead to a global Britain, for many others it is clear it will result in a substantial loss of international influence.

Whatever happens in this election, Italy has fallen out of love with the EU

The Telegraph
04 March 2018
Italy’s election comes at a crucial time for the EU. French President Emmanuel Macron has set out ambitious plans for reforming the eurozone and integrating more closely in security, defence and migration.

CER podcast: A briefing on Italy's election

14 February 2018
Sophia Besch asks Luigi Scazzieri about the political debate in Italy and which coalition might win the election on March 4th.