Govt puts 2021 growth at around 6% - Draghi

Must achieve lasting post-COVID growth PM tells Confindustria

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 23 - The government estimates that Italian growth will be around 6% this year, Premier Mario Draghi said Thursday.
    This is up from a 4.5% growth forecast issued in the spring, he said.
    "The government forecasts that we will present in the coming days estimate growth at around 6% this tear, compared with the 4.5% hypothesized in the spring, Draghi told the annual assembly of the industrial employers' federation Confindustria.
    Draghi also said the major challenge facing government was to achieve "lasting" post-COVID growth.
    In order to stoke the recovery, he said, fresh contagion and lockdowns must be averted at all costs.
    He said that if the spread of the virus was brought under control, "we will ease the remaining restrictions".
    Draghi said the government was "close" to its target of getting 80% of Italians fully vaccinated by the end of September.
    He said the Green Pass vaccine passport which has recently been enforced in all workplaces across Italy was an "instrument of freedom and safety". (ANSA).


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