The public consultation on Destinazione Italia (Destination Italy), the Government’s 50-point programme to attract foreign investment, was launched on 10 October and will remain open until 9 December 2013.
The Government adopted the Destinazione Italia plan on 19 September 2013, at the proposal of Prime Minister Letta and Ministers Emma Bonino and Flavio Zanonato. The document was drawn up over a two-month period by an interministerial task force. It contains a comprehensive strategy composed of 50 measures that will provide certainty for investors in the fiscal and justice fields and in the timescale for obtaining permits. It also aims to enhance and capitalise on the typical assets of the “Made in Italy” brand to increase their appeal, and to promote the country abroad. The next step is to implement the measures.
“We have launched a public consultation on the measures contained in Destinazione Italia”, announced Minister Bonino, “because we want to ask investors, businesses, trade unions, and citizens’ organisations to take part and to help us identify where priority action is needed. The quality of the laws and other measures will inevitably be improved, and we will inspire a debate in Italy on the importance of inward investment. The laws and decrees will arrive in coming weeks: some through the Stability Law, others through an ad hoc Destinazione Italia provision. Our work, however, will not end once the provisions are approved, but only when the investments begin to arrive in greater strength and numbers”.
You can take part in the consultation through the website: www.destinazioneitalia.gov.it