Another Day, Another Referendum. Next Up, Italy

Two of Italy’s wealthiest regions are poised to hold a referendum on greater autonomy Sunday, marking the latest bids by European regions to wrestle more power away from the establishment.Lombardy and Veneto, two northern regions home to about a quarter of Italy’s population, are pushing for more control over their finances and administrations.Milan and Venice, the respective capitals of Lombardy and Veneto, have both campaigned for total independence from Rome in the past.

Source: First Scotland, then Catalonia: Now Milan and Venice step up calls for greater autonomy

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.