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Wolfgang Ischinger: "Europeans don't even trust their own governments"

In a discussion about cyber security and data privacy, Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, shared concerns that the public in Europe have a deep distrust of governments and the private sector. "Europeans across the board, don't even trust their own governments. They don't trust their own companies. They trust them a little more than they trust the American government and American companies," he explained, referencing recent polling data. "But the really worrisome thing is that they mistrust Americans almost as much, as you just pointed out, as they mistrust the Chinese."
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Italy’s dysfunctional politics

Italy's economy was already weak before the pandemic, but saw a nearly 9-point decline in GDP over the past year. While unemployment was dropping from a decade high reached in 2014, it was still around 10% in early 2020. And if you don't like Italy's political leaders…just wait a minute. They'll change. In fact, since 1989 the country has had 18 prime ministers. By comparison, Germany has had only three chancellors and France just five presidents. Can Italy's new Prime Minister pull the country out of its political tailspin? Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.

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