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Alfano calls Renzi's Jobs Act 'old soup'

Deputy premier, New Center Right leader dismisses PD proposal

09 January, 19:47
Alfano calls Renzi's Jobs Act 'old soup' (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, January 9 - Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano on Thursday called a package of proposals to combat unemployment proposed by the center left "old soup". "It's the same soup as always," added Alfano, who is also interior minister and leader of the New Center Right party. The so-called Jobs Act, proposed by leader of the Democratic Party (PD) Matteo Renzi, won a largely warm reception on Thursday, both at home and from the European Union. Renzi launched the proposals after national statistics agency Istat said Wednesday that unemployment in Italy reached a record high of 12.7% in November, with over 41% of under-25s out of work.

A key proposal is to have single employment contract with job protection measures growing with seniority.