At St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2016, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi reiterated his government’s firm belief that the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol model of conflict resolution could serve to get past the current impasse in the Ukraine.
Some form of power-sharing arrangement could pave the way to reconciling the conflict in the Ukraine and in relations between the EU and Russia is a valid one. A close look reveals that territorial conflicts, or at least the potential for conflict, are present in many parts of Europe and European states have looked for ways to reconcile the organisation of political power with competing demands from different social groups.
About the author:
Vincent Della Sala, Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, Associate Professor at the School of International Studies and Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento, Italy