The shift is there and the government deserves credit for it. Provided it is really there (Five Star Movement's Beppe Grillo says it's bull) Italy harvests, for now, only the fruits of a weak euro, the drop in the price of oil, and the European Central Bank (ECB)'s expansive monetary policy wanted by its president Mario Draghi. A political interpretation of the highly anticipated ISTAT (Italy's main public statistical agency) figure on the growth of GDP (which turned out to be + 0.3 percent, therefore higher than the expected +0.2) in the first quarter compared to the previous one, leads us straight into a blind alley where opposing (by definition) points of view crash one against the other—and that only contributes to the loudness of the noise. Italy Exports