(AGI) Rome, Sept 26 - The Italian press federation's (FNSI)general secretary, Franco Siddi, announced that progress hasbeen made in the talks with the government on journalists'contracts. "Important new steps have been taken to apply thechanges to journalists' contracts, relaunch employment, andsafeguard the fundamental rights contained in the Ex-Fissainsurance fund", he said. "In order for the government'smeasures on tax relief, agreed with the FIEG-FNSI and INPGI(Italian Pension Fund for Journalists), to take effect, theINPGI approved a motion to reduce contribution rates for newemployees", Siddi added. . .