The PM’s wish is in any case that there should no longer be a need for other decrees based on refreshments and subsidies in the coming months. There are certainly no fiscal interventions. Responding to a question on the proposal of the Secretary of the Democratic Party (DC), Enrico Letta, to allocate to a “young dowry” (financial help) through resources taken from inheritance taxes from the income of the richest Italians, the PM replied, “We have never talked about it; we have never considered it, but it is not the time to take money from citizens but to give it.”
Draghi had, however, already underlined the executive’s commitment to the new generations both on the employment front and on the purchase of the house – registration and mortgage taxes will be abolished and, for those who have a low income (including under 35 people), the State undertakes to guarantee bank exposure on 80 percent of the loan itself.
The Sostegni bis decree is worth 40 billion
The head of the government said he was satisfied with the resumption of some activities established with a recent decree. “The decisions were courageous,” said Draghi, “albeit with risk as always calculated, and the gradual reopening gave the children an extra month of school.”
He then went into the merits of the new decree, which provides for a budget variance of about 40 billion euros, of which 17 are earmarked for businesses and professions, 9 for businesses for credit aid, and 4 for workers and groups in difficulty. 370,000 new VAT numbers have been included in the measure, which will, therefore, benefit from State aid.