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Italian students protest austerity education reform (Gelmini Decree), 2010

Time period
9 October, 2010 to 23 December, 2010
Economic Justice
Total points
5 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Sabrina Merold 14/10/2013

In 2010, Italy faced high levels of public debt due to a financial crisis. The Italian economy was near 2 trillion euros in outstanding debt and by 2011 the debt was projected to continue to rise. Thus, the Italian Parliament enacted austerity policies, which are utilized to decrease debt during unfavorable economic circumstances.