Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018

Italy to hold a low-key June 2 military parade, Letta says


Rome, May 3 - Newly appointed Premier Enrico Letta
on Friday said Italy will hold its traditional June 2 military
parade, an annual event held to celebrate the creation of the
Italian Republic, though spending this year will be
Individual military corps, which hold their own
celebrations, will also be curbing expenditure this year on the
events, according to a statement.
Letta's announcement comes amid calls to scrap the
celebration in light of the nation's economic and social
Italy, which is the eurozone's third-largest economy, has
been mired in a two-year recession and is suffering unemployment
at the highest levels in almost two decades.
Italians celebrate the "Day of the Republic" on June 2,
which is a national public holiday that marks the anniversary of
Italy's vote to abolish the monarchy and pursue a democracy
after the fall of Fascism.
Last year, planned annual celebrations were also toned down
to reflect the difficult social and economic environment.

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