Italy will help tourism, auto sectors in next stimulus drive -minister

ROME, July 28 (Reuters) - Italy’s latest stimulus package, aimed at helping the economy overcome the coronavirus pandemic, will offer help to the tourism and auto sectors, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

The government has said it will present the measures in an emergency decree early in August.

A source told Reuters this month that slightly less than 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) would be put forward to strengthen current incentives to encourage sales of state-of-the-art combustion engine cars as well as electric and hybrid vehicles.

Gualtieri did not provide any details on Tuesday.

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