The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative welcomes Prime Minister Enrico Letta, former President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, for a public conversation on the Italian and larger European response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Letta joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the Union’s current management of the COVID-19 crisis, including the Italian response, and the current debate over the European economic response to the crisis, including the question of the creation of “Coronabonds”, and the long term strategic consequences.
Prime Minister Letta previously served as Prime Minister of Italy from 2013 to 2014, leading a grand coalition comprising the centre-left Democratic Party, the centre-right People of Freedom, and the centrist Civic Choice. He also previously served as the country’s Minister of European Affairs from 1998 to 1999 and Minister of Industry from 1999 to 2001, and served as Secretary to the Council of Ministers from 2006 to 2008. He now serves as Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po in Paris and as President of the Institut Jacques Delors.