Chart of the week | Green recovery in Italy?

Issue 229 of ‘Chart of the week’ showcases Italian prime minister Mario Draghi’s economic recovery plan which was presented to the country’s parliament.

The appointment of Mario Draghi, former head of the European Central Bank, as prime minister on 13 February has provided the country with a unique opportunity to embark on a virtuous path of sustainable recovery, after having been heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic following decades of economic stagnation.

The recovery plan for Europe is centred on the EU’s €750bn Next Generation EU fund, which is the largest ever stimulus package financed through the EU budget. 

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