Europe is concerned over Italy’s economic “regression”
Apr 3, 2019 8:49 am
The European Commission and the OECD both voiced concern over the Italian economy’s slowdown to Premier Giuseppe Conte Tuesday
Europe is concerned over Italy’s economic “regression”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Conte at his office in the Italian capital.
Rome must make “further efforts” to stoke growth, the EC chief told the Italian premier.
Conte reacted by saying “the economic slowdown was forecast” and that the framework of the DEF economic blueprint “will not change.” He said he was counting on approving by the end of the week a growth decree “with measures able to give impetus to growth both effective and potential”.
Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said in response that “in the last few years European bureaucrats have damaged the Italian economy…
“Luckily, on May 26 (at the EP elections) things will change”.
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