Italy’s poor and unemployed growing, invisible to tourists

Italy’s poor and unemployed growing, invisible to tourists

Almost 8 million citizens are living in ‘relative poverty’
Customers look for bargains on Tuesday at a street market in Milan, Italy. Both the center-left Democratic Party, and ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Peoples of Liberty party, said they fully backed Italy’s premier-designate Mario Monti. But investors worried they might pull their support in the future if austerity measures proved unpalatable, undermining the success of much-needed reforms.

Italy’s poor and unemployed growing, invisible to tourists

Customers look for bargains on Tuesday at a street market in Milan, Italy. Both the center-left Democratic Party, and ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s Peoples of Liberty party, said they fully backed Italy’s premier-designate Mario Monti. But investors worried they might pull their support in the future if austerity measures proved unpalatable, undermining the success of much-needed reforms.
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