Under Berlusconi, who was convicted last year of tax fraud, parliament decriminalized false accounting, which he had been accused of. It also shortened statute of limitation periods, leading to the annulment of a number of cases against the conservative leader.
In a statement, the IMF welcomed more recent steps taken by authorities in
Corruption has been in the spotlight in recent months with high-profile arrests in relation to postwar aid to
In response, the government of Prime Minister
The IMF, which delivered its views as part of a regular annual monitoring exercise, urged Renzi to deliver on the wide-ranging economic, labour, judicial and administrative reforms he promised as he took office four months ago.
In a press conference with visiting IMF experts, Economy Minister
The IMF advised spending and tax cuts, help for banks saddled with bad loans, privatizations and more investment on education and employment to be financed by reductions in top-level pensions in the name of correcting an "elderly bias" in public policy.
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