Italy's stores, tourism sector 'on their knees' - Vivoli

Confesercenti president urges end to fiscal receipts,cash limits

(ANSA) - Genoa, June 22 - Most firms in Italy's retail, service and tourism sector are "on their knees," Confesercenti retailers' association president Massimo Vivoli said Monday.
    However Vivoli told an annual meeting that "we can and must help them to get up again, just as we want to contribute to changing our country for the better".
    Vivoli said scrapping fiscal receipts for purchases in stores and a ceiling on the use of cash in transactions were "contradictory" measures in the battle against tax evasion.
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella in a telegram to the meeting said "it appears urgent to free resources so as to invest in innovation, education and training to offer new job opportunities especially to young people".
   

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