New graduates to tackle bureaucracy

MILAN – 30 recent graduates dubbed the “bureaucracy angels” are to be sent into businesses in the Lombardy region to assess and solve inefficiencies.

Regional President Roberto Maroni announced the launch of the new scheme on Monday, which will be the first of its kind.

The young people will be paid by the region, and will hopefully bring a fresh perspective to their new companies which will help to address bureaucracy problems.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s government has made tackling inefficiency a priority in a bid to spark Italy’s economic recovery. It is not a simple task, in 2011 Italy was ranked 123rd out of 142 countries for efficiency by the World Economic Forum.