Premier Giorgia Meloni on Monday said the 2023 budget bill set to be presented to parliament was consistent with the commitments her government had made to the Italian people.
The 2023 budget bill has been framed in record time in a race against time but succeeds in setting all the priorities for budgetary, fiscal and economic action, Premier Giorgia Meloni said Monday.
“A month after taking office, the government has already opened talks with the production categories,” she said, referring to unions and employers.
“We would have liked (to have) more time to discuss issues with each other before the budget, but it was a race against time, in a very, very tight time frame. We had to write this budget bill while outlining as clear a trajectory as possible, giving an indication of the priorities of our action”.
Meloni was speaking by video link to the general assembly of Confindustria Veneto Est, the northeastern area’s industrial employers’ gathering.
Speaking with Veneto industrialists
Those who produce must not be disturbed, Premier Giorgia Meloni told Veneto industrialists, reiterating a vow she made in her inaugural speech to parliament.
“The measures (in the 2023 budget) will lose all effectiveness if we do not succeed in guaranteeing businesses a context different from the one found so far in the relationship with the state and the government,” she told Confindustria Veneto East.
“Since I took office I have stressed two fundamental principles: do not disturb those who produce, and relations with unions and employers must be put back at the centre of the debate”.
She stressed the budget’s “attention to companies and workers”.
Resources earmarked for families, businesses and struggling categories
Writing on Facebook, she said “In little more than a month since its formation, the government has already shown all its unity and concreteness, giving serious and detailed answers to the needs of citizens and Italy.
“(It is) a budget written and presented in record time, consistent with the commitments made to the Italian people, with large resources earmarked for families, businesses and the most fragile and struggling categories”.