AGI – Signs are multiplying that the Italian economy is doing better than expected, with a stronger recovery than previously imagined. To talk about an Italian economy in recovery was the premier, Mario Draghi, at the end of the meeting with the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini.
Very clear words were pronounced by the president of Confindustria, Carlo Bonomi: “I believe the conditions are in place for a small economic miracle, but not too small “, said the leader of the industrialists speaking at “Forum in masseria”. The number one of Viale dell’Astronomia said he was “very optimistic” and added that “the turning point will come if we are able to carry out those reforms that the country has been waiting for for 25 years. Today there are the resources and a large majority in Parliament to do them “.
The Minister of Economy, Daniele Franco, echoes the president of Confindustria: “It is probable that, if everything continues from the health and economic point of view at the pace of the last few weeks, the annual forecast of GDP at 4.5% can be revised upwards “, he said during the hearing on the dl Sostegni bis in the Budget Committee of the House.
The Treasury owner continues: “The decline in economic activity stopped at the beginning of the year, the results of the first quarter are better than our expectations but also of all forecasts, we expect a second quarter to grow and that the growth is consolidated in the third and fourth quarters “.
Returning to Bonomi, the industrial leader spoke of the unblocking of layoffs: “The workers involved in the possible release are 4.5 million, of which 4 million in manufacturing and half a million in the construction sector. I have heard trade unionists threaten layoffs up to two million, it would mean that 50% of the staff of collaborators would be fired “.
Bonomi continues: “From January to April the manufacturing has hired 123,000 people, we are in a phase of recovery and expansion. In manufacturing we have no problems with layoffs and continue to say that ‘if the layoffs are not stopped there will be social butchery and we will unleash the squares’, I don’t think that’s the way to approach the discussion “.
With the stop to the layoffs, the unions are sounding the alarm of possible 2 million job losses but, “if we want to give a number, we are talking about 100,000 people at the most but there is also an instrument to accompany them, it is the expansion contract that we have proposed on which progress has been made “, added Bonomi. Who added that” President Draghi’s mediation was wise and balanced “.