Here is what Italy should do to support a robust recovery

Here is what Italy should do to support a robust recovery

EU country-specific recommendations 2015 identify nine challenges for Italy

According to Bruxelles, further policy is needed to return to self-sustaining growth. This is the reason why the European Commission has decided to adoptedcountry-specific economic policy recommendations for 2015 and 2016, suggesting what EU members should do to create jobs and stimulate growth.

After identifying the four priorities that should guide all EU countries (boosting investments, implementing structural reforms, pursuing responsible fiscal policies, and improving employment policy and social protection), the EU has highlighted nine challengesfor Italy: public finances, taxation, banking and access to finance, labour market, wage-setting, services and network industries, innovation and business environment, education and skills, and administrative modernization and rule of law.

The areas in which Italy has not been asked to urgently intervene are pension and healthcare systems, housing and private debt, labour taxation and poverty and social inclusion.

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Claudia Astarita

Amo l'Asia in (quasi) tutte le sue sfaccettature, ecco perché cerco di trascorrerci più tempo possibile. Dopo aver lavorato per anni come ricercatrice a New Delhi e Hong Kong, per qualche anno osserverò l'Oriente dalla quella che è considerata essere la città più vivibile del mondo: Melbourne. Insegno Culture and Business Practice in Asia ad RMIT University,  Asia and the World a The University of Melbourne e mi occupo di India per il Centro Militare di Studi Strategici di Roma. Su Twitter mi trovate a @castaritaHK, via email a

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