Setting up a start-up in Italy costs almost 10 times more than in Germany, more than 15 times more than what is spent in France, almost 7 times more than Spain. And 188 times more than Croatia. This is what is highlighted by a document of the Study Center of a company on the costs of start-ups in the European Union, according to which in Slovenia starting a business is even “zero cost”. Going into the details of the ranking of costs for starting up businesses, Italy is the most expensive country in the Old Continent to create a start-up: within our borders, 4,155 euros are needed against 2,207 in the Netherlands, 2,109 euros in Austria, 2,046. euro of Belgium, 1,886 euro of Cyprus. “The reduction of expenses for start-ups is one of the greatest challenges that the government led by Mario Draghi must achieve with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan: I do not intend to raise the bar too much and argue that we must reach” zero cost “Of Slovenia, but certainly interventions are needed to free and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the country, to bring out the extraordinary value of Made in Italy” comments the vice president of Unimpresa, Giuseppe Spadafora. “It is a record we cannot boast of, it is one of the many spreads that make Italy much less competitive in the context of the European Union: it is a gap to be reduced as soon as possible and the Recovery Fund, with its 191 billion euro, must be used with foresight also in this direction »adds Spadafora.
According to the document of Unimpresa, which has taken into consideration a series of studies relating to entrepreneurial costs in the European Union, to start a business activity it is necessary – including legal fees, administrative obligations and tax charges – 4,155 euros in Italy, 2,207 euros in the Netherlands, € 2,109 in Austria, € 2,046 in Belgium, € 1,886 in Cyprus, € 679 in Finland, € 627 in Spain, € 528 in Malta, € 446 in Germany, € 328 in Poland, € 312 in Hungary, € 270 in France, € 244 in Latvia, € 227 in Portugal, € 219 in Sweden, € 177 in Slovakia, € 174 in Greece, € 149 in Estonia, € 134 in the Czech Republic, € 93 in Denmark, € 76 in Lithuania, € 72 in Ireland, 63 euros in Bulgaria, 32 euros in Romania, 22 euros in Croatia and 0 euros in Slovenia. Italy, therefore, is the most expensive country in the EU to launch a start-up, with costs equal to double those required in the Netherlands (second position in the special ranking), in Austria (third) and Belgium (fourth). But it is the observation of the larger nations that makes the comparison bitter: creating a start-up in Italy costs almost 10 times more than in Germany, more than 15 times more than what is spent in France, almost 7 times more than Spain.
“We have many differences: on the fiscal front, on the timing of civil justice, on physical and technological infrastructures, but also on the side of the efficiency of the public administration. A long list of factors that have ballasted our economy for decades, keeping growth always at the level of a telephone area code “, observes the vice president of Unimpresa, Giuseppe Spadafora, according to whom” for the first time the government is made up of people of the highest profile, whose competence is indisputable. Now there is the litmus test with the budget law, we await the article of the legislative text to give a complete and organic judgment on the executive ».
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