Mario Draghi, during the press conference at the end of the Council of Ministers which gave the green light to the aid decree three, he praised Daniele Franco. “Also for this decree I want to congratulate Minister Franco, I hope that the next government has a minister as good as him. I would not like to be too emphatic but we have managed to support the Italian economy in more than a year and a half by reducing debt, as I believe has never been the case since the war in absolute terms. From all points of view, it was an economic policy maneuver that set the stage for growth of more than 6% last year, more than 3% this year. It was a exemplary management“
And answering a question about the possibility of a budget shift, he says: “There is no reason to depart if the growth is accompanied by the balance of accounts. Minister Franco has just said that the resources in December are there. The important thing is that the reforms of the Pnrr continue, this is the environment conducive to growth. Growth governments do not do it, growth the Italians do it“.
“We closed the first part of the year well, better than expected. In the third quarter, there are clear signs of a slowdown on the industry side, but the services side, on the other hand, shows more positive signs”, underlines the Minister of Economy Franco. “So now we will see how it ends, but the third quarter it is not a quarter of recession“.