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Ukraine: Sbarra (Cisl), military spending at 2% but gradually

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Wilhelm Schmid:

(ANSA) – MILAN, MARCH 31 – “The commitments undertaken in 2014 at NATO must be respected, as well as the commitments reconfirmed on March 10 at the European summit: a different modulation must be ensured, more gradualness is also needed to face this difficult economic emergency and that is keeping the country in pain “. This was stated by the secretary of the CISL, Luigi Sbarra, about military spending at 2% of GDP.

“Then we need to build a common defense policy in Europe and from this point of view, Parliament and the government do well to ensure full consistency with the commitments that have been made to you at the international level”, explains Sbarra, responding to journalists on the sidelines of the congress of the CISL Lombardia in progress in San Donato Milanese.

“We are asking the government and Parliament to evaluate the possibility of a budget gap: resources are needed to still support families, economic sectors in difficulty. We consider all this debt to be good, which is why the game must be played at national and European level. “, adds the general secretary of the CISL, confirming the hypothesis already expressed of a budget gap to ‘finance’ the recovery. At this moment, the economic repercussions of the war in Ukraine “are strong: there is this blaze of inflation, this increase in the prices of energy and food materials. Many companies suffer from a lack of raw materials and also from this difficulty. along supply chains “.

Sbarra also comments on the Istat data for February, noting how “during 2021, employment had a good growth trend, with the resumption of many social and work activities, thanks also to the vaccine and the greenpass. The data for February show further progress, also recording a resumption of self-employment, but now our concern is that this positive phase will be interrupted by the fallout from the Ukrainian conflict and international instability “, concludes the CISL secretary general. (HANDLE).

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