26/04/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Italy, to be published on Thursday 2 May 2013, looks at the challenges facing the new government and at the steps which need to be taken to strengthen public finances, boost growth and reduce unemployment.
The Survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website from 09.30 Paris time (08:30 GMT) for immediate release.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Fabrizio Saccomanni will hold a press briefing on the Survey at 10h on 2 May at the CNEL, Parlamentino, Viale David Lubin, 2, Rome.
Journalists are invited to attend a half-day seminar with OECD experts and Italian policy-makers on key themes discussed in the Survey – productivity, competitiveness, labour market reforms and governance – beginning at 09.30 the same day at the CNEL. Mr Enrico Letta, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, will close the seminar with a keynote addresse beginning at 13:00.
A press opportunity with Mr Letta and Mr Gurría is scheduled for 15h at Palazzo Chigi (Piazza Colonna 370, 00187 Roma – Italy).
To register for the media briefing or seminar, journalists should contact: Vgironi@cnel.it with firstname.lastname@example.org on copy.
An Overview containing the Survey’s main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/italy-2013.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to email@example.com.
For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Office at + 33 1 45 24 97 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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