Stop scapegoating EU, migrants - Visco

Migrants have not stolen jobs, depressed wages - central banker

(ANSA) - Rome, September 20 - Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said it is necessary to stop scapegoating the European Union and migrants if Italy is going to get on the path to sustained growth. Giving a lecture in Ancona, Visco said an "effective plan" for growth "requires the definitive abandonment of the easy and illusory search for scapegoats - Europe, finance, the markets, immigrants - so it can instead be based on an in-depth analysis of the evils of our economy. "Immigration can make a positive contribution to the country's productive capacity," he continued.
    "Studies do not reveal negative effects of immigration on workers in the host country, not in terms of employment nor earning levels".