C. Bastasin, L. Bini Smaghi, M. Bordignon, S. De Nardis, C. De Vincenti, V. Meliciani, M. Messori, S. Micossi, P. C. Padoan, G. Toniolo – A vision for Italy to seize a great opportunity: the choices the government must make to benefit from Next Generation-EU
The European funds of Next Generation-EU represent an unmissable opportunity to revive Italy, but also a great responsibility towards Italian and European citizens. To be up to this task, the measures currently discussed by the Government and Parliament should be more ambitious. It does not appear that the 2021 Budget Law will act as a bridge between today's emergency and the evolution of the next few years. The choices made so far in drafting the National Recovery and Resilience Plan do not appear to be effective either in terms of governance or in the preparation of a limited number of strategic projects. Government intervention would benefit from a vision of the country to be offered transparently to public opinion. This vision must leverage the consistency between the necessary interventions in the current emergency and those that must bring the country back on a path of progress and well-being.