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Economic Crisis: Italian reforms right steps in the right directions. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group

Date

15 Feb 2012

Sections

Euro & Finance

EPP Group Chairman Joseph Daul MEP has praised the reforms undertaken by the Italian Government underlining that Italy is a good example for putting its public finances in order and getting back on the path to growth.

Joseph Daul stated: "Your proposal to introduce some kind of 'flexicurity' into the labour market will only strengthen the social market economy in the long run, because it will make it sustainable and will create a more dynamic labour market. Your fight against fraud and for a more transparent tax system is also fair in that it will reduce the tax burdens that weigh on Italians. To recover growth, we have to restore a favourable political and economic climate."

"The Italian economy, like that in most European countries, is strong because it is built on a real economy, on competitive sectors full of potential. We should do this in all our countries and follow the example of those who are doing it best. We have to prioritise the use of resources which are under-used, through national but also European policies. We must enable our SMEs in particular, our researchers, but also millions of Europeans, especially the young unemployed, to develop their potential", added the EPP Group Chairman.

The Chairman of the largest and most influential Group in the European Parliament commended Prime Minister Mario Monti for his European engagement to the Community method and to European integration: "This Parliament wants to make another voice heard, that of a united and responsible Europe, an integrated and political Europe. We know that we have an ally in you."

Joseph Daul's speech in plenary

For further information:
Joseph DAUL MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, Tel: +33-3-88175525
Antoine Ripoll, Chairman's Spokesman, Tel: +32-475-856290
Delia Vlase, Chairman's Deputy Spokeswoman, Tel: +32-476-331038

Notes to Editors:
The EPP Group is by far the largest political group in the European Parliament with 271 Members.

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