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The Italian CEO has carefully analysed a number of causes, highlighting what in his opinion is the key one, i.e. the lack of a sustainable model of development. The politicians - Mr Arcuri remarks - were not able to look forward, to imagine a leadership role for the "Bel Paese" within the European Union. The aim was not to live all these changes playing an active role but to survive as a passive recipient.
Furthermore, Mr Arcuri has identified some of the striking problems of Italian economic system. In particular, bureaucracy is a huge obstacle in terms of time and practices to launch a new business and run it. Secondly, youngsters exclusion from the job market. As a matter of fact, the youth unemployment rate in the South has risen to a shocking 41,7%.
During the interview, Mr Arcuri suggested a new sustainable development model, which would let companies innovate, export, finance, invest and hire. The Italian CEO pointed out the need for the state to take a "step back" reducing all the bureaucratic obstacles, which hinders the effective companies performances in the markets. At the same time, he suggested the state should also take a "step forward", directly contributing to the national GDP increase. Another fundamental part of Mr Arcuri's strategy is to foster youth inclusion in the job market. As a powerful resource, Italy should benefit from them without living them aside. Mr Arcuri made himself clear, calling for the necessity to break with the traditions and take a new path.