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Economic growth among Italian Foreign Minister new priorities

Emma Bonino's mission is the one of supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises

Economic growth among Italian Foreign Minister new priorities

Claudia Astarita

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Emma Bonino wants her Ministry to contribute to Italy's rebound, and for this reason she engaged herself in promoting growth diplomacy to sustain exports. Accordingly, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is going to share with the Ministries of Economic Development and of Foreign Trade the mission of supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises. Within a vision of "diplomacy for growth", the minister specified, "we are obliged to sustain the trend in our foreign exports", which "rose by 3.5% in 2012".

Emma Bonino also believes that a "Europe solely founded on austerity is not possible", as the EU "must be and do something more". She is convinced that Italian government's goal remains the one of creating the "United States of Europe" and a system ensuring "greater results and savings too, in the sectors of defence, research, major infrastructures and, obviously, foreign policy".

Segui @castaritaHK

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