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Renzi meets Napolitano to discuss reforms, economy

Premier talked about Senate revamp, DEF blueprint

04 April, 14:22
Renzi meets Napolitano to discuss reforms, economy (ANSA) - Rome, April 4 - Premier Matteo Renzi on Friday met President Giorgio Napolitano to discuss the government's institutional reforms and the DEF, its economic blueprint for the coming years, the head of State's office said.

The government has presented a bill to change the Constitution to turn the Senate into a leaner assembly of local-government representatives as part of a drive to make passing legislation easier and reduce the massive costs of Italy's political machinery.

It also introduced a new election law, which is set to be examined by the Senate after clearing the Lower House, and a plan to effectively abolish the country's provincial governments won definitive approval on Thursday. The executive will present the Economic and Financial Document (DEF), which features Renzi's plans for 10 billion euros in income tax cuts targeting lower earners to boost Italy's weak recovery after its longest postwar recession, in parliament on Tuesday.

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