Economists bolster Salvini in disputes over Rome’s spending  – the article published in Financial Times, the main economic-financial newspaper in the United Kingdom,analyses the debate between experts and professionals around the economic measures proposed by the Italian Government – and in particular by Vice Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.

Mr Salvini’s fiscal ambitions do receive support from some businesses. Angelica Donati, an executive in her family-owned construction company based in Rome, welcomed the government’s bid to relax public investment rules which “have effectively paralysed activity across Italy”.

However, that risks Italy being seen as willing to countenance corruption and poor procurement decisions, undermining markets’ confidence — a potentially substantial problem given Rome’s need to woo investors who hold Italy’s mountainous levels of public debt.

Read the full article in the Financial Times.