Italian economy needs focus on investment, says Renzi

(AGI) Rome, Jan 6 - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants theItalian economy to focus on investment. "It's true that thedepreciation of the euro, the collapse of oil, and structuralreforms will help macroeconomic figures back into positiveterritory, but all of that won't be enough without an economicpolicy more closely linked to investment", wrote the primeminister on his E-news. "We'll talk about it on Jan. 13 duringthe closing speech of the semester in Strasbourg," hecontinued. "We concluded the semester with a trip to Albania,one of the countries that has changed profoundly in 20

(AGI) Rome, Jan 6 - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants theItalian economy to focus on investment. "It's true that thedepreciation of the euro, the collapse of oil, and structuralreforms will help macroeconomic figures back into positiveterritory, but all of that won't be enough without an economicpolicy more closely linked to investment", wrote the primeminister on his E-news. "We'll talk about it on Jan. 13 duringthe closing speech of the semester in Strasbourg," hecontinued. "We concluded the semester with a trip to Albania,one of the countries that has changed profoundly in 20 years.They were places of despair (do you remember the old tubs onthe Adriatic coasts in the 1990s?). They are now alive anddynamic places. Enlargement to the Balkans is a priority forthe future Europe, which must aim more at growth and less onausterity," the prime minister concluded. (AGI) . .