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Shareby Tiziana Di Giovannandrea 06 September 2019Romano Prodi, present in Cernobbio at the Ambrosetti Forum, is one of the most awaited guests at the international meeting of entrepreneurs.
The request for an evaluation of the new M5S-PD Executive was immediate from journalists. "I am someone who is happy in nature, the government is in the nature of things, so ....." he considers the former prime minister.
To those who ask him if the Conte-bis represents a turning point in relations with the European Union he says: "A government has been born that, finally, will have serious relations with Europe and I hope that we will have a better and stronger weight than what we had in the past ".
EU: Gentiloni for Economic Affairs is still difficult to say
On the possible appointment of Paolo Gentiloni to Economic Affairs in Brussels, he evaluates: "It is a big portfolio but then we have to see the internal balances that exist. It is difficult to say now what the portfolio will be because we need to know the balance between the country and for this it will take a few more days ".
You need to have more GDP but be careful with spending
To journalists who asked him if Italy should have more GDP or less debt in the EU's eyes, he replied: "Evidently we need more GDP, because if we no longer have a gross domestic product we have more debt. They are two things that are held together - it has added - with my government we were able to decrease the debt / GDP ratio by ten points because we were growing, so the way to reduce public debt is to have more growth, but we also need to pay attention to expenses, because it is not if one grows can spend what he wants ".
Pil Germany: hope it is a return to growth is also important for Italy
"We hope that Germany will continue to move forward, as for Italy we have always remained the last of the big countries so I really hope there is a recovery". Thus Romano Prodi spoke on the sidelines of the Ambrosetti Forum. "I hope - he added - that Germany will also start to grow again because many of our Northern regions have exports to Germany".
Duties: 'Everyone pays, when elephants fight, even hares escape'
"Everyone will pay the price of the commercial war, when the elephants fight in the forest, even the hares escape" said former Prime Minister Romano Prodi, in Cernobbio talking about foreign policy.