Mario Draghi, the former head of the European Central Bank, said his unity government would fight the pandemic, push through economic reforms, and invest in new infrastructure and technologies — as well as staying committed to the euro, of course.
He began by pledging to launch a ‘new reconstruction’, telling the Italian Senate: “The government that I have the honour to lead, especially in a dramatic situation such as the one we are experiencing, is simply the government of the country. It does not need any further adjectives to define it.”
“Today we have, as did the governments of the immediate post-war period, the possibility, or rather the responsibility, to launch a new reconstruction. … This is our mission as Italians: to hand over a better and fairer country to our children and grandchildren.”
“Governments in Italy have been short on average, but this has not prevented us from making decisive choices… It’s the quality of the decisions that counts, the courage of visions, not the days.”