My govt will tackle emergency, pass reforms – Draghi

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(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 17 – Premier Mario Draghi told the Senate on Wednesday that his new government will pass much-needed reforms as well as tackling the COVID-19 pandemic as he outlined the executive’s programme before a confidence vote in the Upper House.
    “The government will pass reforms and it will also address the emergency,” the former president of the European Central Bank said.
    “There is no before and after.
    “We know the teaching of Cavour. ‘Instead of weakening authority, reforms completed in time strengthen it’.
    “In the meantime we must deal with those who are suffering now, with those people who today are losing their jobs or are forced to close their businesses”.
    Draghi’s executive is a sort of government of national unity supported by almost all the parties in parliament.
    The only major group not to back it is the right-wing Brothers of Italy (FdI) party.
    President Sergio Mattarella called on the parties to get behind a government led by a non-political figure to avoid the nation having to have early elections in the middle of the pandemic after ex-premier Giuseppe Conte’s administration collapsed.
    “The first thought I would like to share with you regards our national responsibility,” Draghi said.
    “That is the principle duty we are all called to respect, me first of all…
    “It has been said that this government was necessary because the the political world has failed.
    “I take the liberty not to agree.
    “No one has taken a step backwards with regard to their own identity.
    “If anything, they have taken a step forwards in a new, totally exception perimeter of cooperation in order to respond to the needs of the country, approaching the needs of families and firms that are well aware that it is time to work together, without prejudice and rivalry”. (ANSA).


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