Barbara Palombelli impatient. happens to Italy tonight in the episode broadcast on Thursday 16 March on Rete 4. Here the presenter becomes the protagonist of a question and answer with Veronica DeRomanis. The economist defends the choice of the European Central Bank to raise interest rates once again. For De Romanis Christine Lagarde did well because “inflation is a tax that affects the weakest groups and there are all the tools to ensure financial stability”.
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All the more reason during a period of crisis which foresees “creative tools, and there are all the tools to intervene”. It’s still: “Inflation must be foughthas important impacts”. Hence the presenter’s reaction: “It should also be explained that the banks and citizens, because the Italians understand, are forced to buy securities and bonds that do not yield and are penalized by the increase in interest rates”.
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Then Palombelli insists: “We are a very indebted country, for the Italian state the rate hike of 0.5 it’s a blow“. At that point De Romanis increases the dose: “The ECB is doing its job, there is an inflation problem and it must be solved”. The journalist, however, is not there: “But now the mortgages are higher and the debt more expensive”.