Photo Gallery Italy's Decline

Under Prime Minister Mario Monti, Italy managed take a few steps in the direction of reform. But it wasn't enough and the country's economy is still struggling mightily. It is a continuation of a trend which has been going on for seven years.
1 / 9
Foto: Luca Bruno/ AP
2 / 9
Foto: TONY GENTILE/ REUTERS
3 / 9
Foto: STEFANO RELLANDINI/ Reuters
4 / 9
Foto: REMO CASILLI/ REUTERS
5 / 9
Foto: TONY GENTILE/ REUTERS
6 / 9
Foto: Erich Dichiser/ZEW
7 / 9
Foto: © Reuters Photographer / Reuters/ REUTERS
8 / 9
Foto: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/ REUTERS
9 / 9
Foto: DER SPIEGEL