“Since 2007, 800 thousand people have disappeared from the South; even the North today presents some problems, much less pronounced, in terms of internal flows”. This was underlined by Mariano Bella, director of the Confcommercio research office at the conference “The PNRR and the South that will come” which takes place in Bari. productive, today from the North itself we emigrate to other countries “the director specifies. “If the South does not start again, the country does not start again and the PNRR risks remaining a wish list. Conversely, if the PNRR does not work, the one who has more to lose is the South”. This is what the president of Confcommercio, Carlo Sangalli, said in his speech at the conference. “We decided to organize this moment of discussion and reflection, bringing together the PNRR with one of the great recurring themes of Italian history, the development of the South. We did it in the belief that the two themes are closely connected, indeed, they must be closely connected, so strictly that the success of the first depends on the second and vice versa “, explains Sangalli from the stage. And if from 1996 to 2019 the GDP of the North recorded a growth of over 20%, while the South stopped at 3.3%. Confcommercio’s forecasts for 2022 are good: it will grow by 2.8% in 2022, more than the Italian average of 2.5%. “For the current year we expect a moderate positive difference in the growth of southern GDP compared to the rest of the country, but it is certainly not with a handful of decimals, moreover confined to a single year, that the gaps will tend to close” yes look in the studio. in the years between 1996 and 2019 the employment figure is even more marked: North + 0.3%, South -0.8%.
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