The backlog in the Italian civil
justice system causes economic damage worth 3% of gross domestic
product (GDP), Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio
Tajani said on Wednesday.
"For us, justice is a priority and we are strongly committed to ensuring that the reform (of the justice system) goes hand in hand with that of (differentiated regional) autonomy and with the premiership," said Tajani at the end of the NATO foreign ministerial meeting in Brussels, referring to a reform package including plans to make the careers of prosecutors and judges separate, clamp down on the publication of information obtained from wiretaps and cancel prosecutors' rights to appeal against acquittals for many minor crimes, among other things.
In the civil justice system Tajani said there are "three million cases pending, causing damage to GDP of 3% a year".
"So we must shine a spotlight on civil justice also to meet the commitments made under the NRRP (national recovery and resilience plan, ed) and to the EU," he added.
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