Basic income shd be spent in Italy - Di Maio

For Italian citizens resident for at least 10 yrs

(ANSA) - Rome, October 2 - The government's planned basic income of 780 euros a month for job seekers "must stay in Italy, with spending in Italian shops," Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said Tuesday.
    He recalled that the measure "regards Italian citizens resident in Italy for at least 10 years who accept training and retraining courses by making commitments with the government".
    He said the government was "doing its utmost" to make sure the income is distributed via an electronic card, probably the existing health card.
    The basic income is the flagship policy pledge of Di Maio's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), one of the two government partners along with Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant Euroskeptic League party.


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