The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, is participating in the solemn meeting for the closing of the academic year of the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome. During the ceremony, the conference of the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, was held, to whom the 2020 “Antonio Feltrinelli” International Prize for Monetary Institutions was awarded. Among those present, the President of the Senate, Elisabetta Casellati, the President of the Chamber, Roberto Fico, and the Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio.
Draghi: “Thinking about the future with greater confidence, but the pandemic is not over”
“More than a year after the outbreak of the health crisis – said Draghi – we can finally think about the future with greater confidence. The vaccination campaign is proceeding swiftly, in Italy and in Europe. After months of isolation and distance, we have recovered most of the time. of our social interactions. The economy and education have restarted. But we have to be realistic. The pandemic is not over. Even when it is, we will have to deal with its consequences for a long time. “
“We will have to deal with debt for a long time”
“Even when” the pandemic is over, continues the prime minister, “we will have to deal with its consequences for a long time. One of these is debt. The economic crisis that began last year is unprecedented in recent history. dealt with a recession caused largely by decisions made consciously by governments. To prevent a catastrophic spread of the virus we had to impose restrictions that led to the closure of many sectors of the economy. We had no alternative. “