The economic crisis does not affect the Romanians working in Italy as they work in fields where it is very difficult to replace them, said Italy’s Ambassador in Bucharest Mario Cospito on Wednesday.
„There are no consequences on the Romanian citizens working in Italy because of the economic crisis.
This is also due to the fact that the Romanian citizens in Italy practice trades, do work in which it is difficult to replace them, such as in agriculture, especially women, persons working on building sites or in information science.
Therefore, currently the economic crisis has no effects on the Romanian workforce in Italy,” Ambassador Mario Cospito told a news conference.
On the other hand he made it clear that the Romanian and Italian authorities would talk about the way the economic crisis influences the relations between the two states during the visit to be paid to Bucharest by the Vice-Minister of Economic Development, Senator Adolfo Urso, on June 1 and 2.
According to Italy’s Ambassador, Adolfo Urso is going to make „a tangible confirmation of the attention paid by the Italian Government to Romania and the numerous Italian presence operating through the agency of its own institutions, citizens, companies.”
Italy is Romania’s second trade partner after Germany. In late 2008 the bilateral trade exchanges amounted to 11.5 billion euros. In Romania there are 28,000 Italian companies and in 2008 another 1,000 new trading companies were set up.