Rome, February 17
PM Mario Draghi called on Italians on Wednesday to pull together to help rebuild the country following the Covid pandemic and promised his new government would introduce sweeping reforms to revitalise the battered economy.
In his maiden speech to parliament, he said his broad-based administration would throw all its efforts into defeating Covid while looking to leave a stronger, greener nation for future generations. His immediate priorities will be ensuring a smooth Covid vaccination campaign and re-writing plans for how to spend more than 200 billion euros ($240 billion) of European Union funds aimed at rebuilding the economy. — Reuters