Italian premier says investment in Italy 'too low'
'Dramatic need' for foreign investment19 September, 15:29
(ANSA) - Rome, September 19 - ''Our country has a dramatic need for foreign investment'' which at the moment is ''too low'', Italian Premier Enrico Letta told journalists during a presentation of Destination Italy on Thursday, after the package of measures aimed at simplifying and facilitating business in Italy was unveiled in a cabinet meeting.
Letta said his executive wants to ''give a strong signal to the world to make economic and financial investments'' in Italy.
Letta sought to calm anxieties saying that Italy ''is not an outlet (mall), that sells everything at low cost, but not Fort Apache either, (mounting) only defence''.
''We will begin public consultation with institutional and public bodies immediately,'' Letta continued.