ROME, AUGUST 17 – A new obligatory path for companies that decide to close or relocate and – in case of non-compliance – fines (2% of the turnover of the last financial year) and inclusion in a ‘black list’ (which prohibits for 3 years of access to public funding or incentives). This is foreseen by the draft of the draft decree which the Minister of Labor Andrea Orlando and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alessandra Todde are working on. The draft, consisting of 5 articles, establishes prior information obligations and commits the company to submit a plan to mitigate the employment and economic consequences associated with the closure. “Our goal is not to hit restructuring tout court. We do not want to blame those who make turnarounds because they have to switch to different production models, we certainly do not have companies in mind that live on subsidies. Competitiveness is the goal, but purely speculative attitudes are no longer acceptable. Those who are not in crisis and want to cut can do it. But it will have to follow an orderly path, which involves the social partners and encourages the arrival of new entrepreneurs ”, explains Deputy Minister Todde. (HANDLE).