You’ll know it as the home of Pasta, Pizza and the Tower of Pisa, as well as the guys who gave us straight roads and the names of many of our towns and cities. Italy’s successes are certainly long term, with the Italian economy the 3rd largest in the Eurozone and the 8th largest in the world.
Italy is a founding EU member with comprehensive integration into the single market, as well as a leader in science, engineering, manufacturing, automotive and energy. Italy’s workforce of roughly 23 million is highly educated, highly skilled and contributes to an advanced, mixed economy worth over $2 trillion.
Italian workers enjoy extensive access to employment law, regulated employment practices and Italy ranks top ten globally in terms of quality of life. Foreign investment is actively encouraged and the labour market is divided between a mix of Italian and international organisations, much like the rest of the EU.