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Italian minister – Investing more will help West tackle growing populism

BERLIN (Reuters) – Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that boosting investment would help western democracies counteract growing populism.

Speaking at a conference hosted by the German Economy Ministry in Berlin, Calenda also said Europe needed to come up with a system that would protect against unfair trade.

He said it was necessary to set up a system to protect against takeovers from countries that are not market economies and to expand free trade agreements in a balanced way.

(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Joseph Nasr)

Topic: growing populism in West, unfair trade