Italian Government will help bars and restaurants with € 6,000 million
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the aid package, which includes direct transfers of up to 150,000 euros for each company. They hope to reach 300,000 establishments.
In a press conference on Tuesday 27, Conte assured that the assistance will arrive “in the next few days” to the accounts of each business. It will be done through the Tax Agency, which will deposit the money, and will also apply a plan of tax reductions for the sector.
“Our goal is to control the epidemiological curve and secure the country,” he said.
For his part, the Minister of Economy, Roberto Gualtieri, assured that the aid will be “automatic.” They will be made “to more than 300,000 companies that had previously requested them. We hope to have all the transfers made by mid-November.”
This new decree was issued after a series of protests took place throughout the country, some of them with scenes of violence. The gastronomic sector, especially limited by the new restrictions announced on Sunday, was one of the protagonists of the demonstrations.