Italy's Draghi calls for unity, promises sweeping reformsReuters | Rome | Updated: 17-02-2021 15:48 IST | Created: 17-02-2021 15:26 IST
Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday promised sweeping reforms to help rebuild Italy following the coronavirus pandemic, as he set out his priorities ahead of a mandatory confidence vote in his government of national unity.
In his maiden speech to parliament, Draghi said his main duty was to "fight the pandemic by all means and to safeguard the lives of our fellow citizens".
However, he said his government would also look to the future with a series of reforms aimed at fostering long-term growth in the eurozone's third largest economy, which is mired in its worst recession since World War Two.
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