THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES THE “CULTURE DECREE”

THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT HAS APPROVED THE SO-CALLED CUTURE DECREE AIMED AT REVITALIZING ITALY’S CULTURAL ASSETS

The measure has been approved becoming law, with 323 votes in favour in the Lower House and only 17 against.

Anti-immigrant Northern League representatives voted against the measure. Representatives from 5-Star Movement (M5S) abstained. The bill would allocate new funding – around 14 million euros to renovate museums across italy, around the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and other attractions; bailout funds for troubled opera companies; tax credits for cinema production; and a work program to employ 500 youths, among other measures.

As we know the archeological site of Pompeii has been badly managed leading to a slow decay of the whole area. Among the new initiatives that will be launched there will be Project Pompeii which is a project coordinating initiatives for the archaeological site.

Culture Secretary Massimo Bray who has backed the measure has said that thanks to this new law culture will be again at the centre of development policies in italy.

 

 

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