Italy: The reform battle
Since last year's election, Silvio Berlusconi's Government has been talking about significantly reforming employment regulation. Amedeo Rampolla looks at why and assesses the possible implications
One of the main planks of the centre-right coalition’s manifesto during last year’s Italian election campaign was a deep reform of the labour legislation. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s starting point has been the lack of flexibility of the labour system, alleging that more flexibility would mean a higher employment rate. All proposed measures would aim to improve flexibility, especially in the fields of outsourcing and dismissals.
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