The indicator horizon from the outgoing secretary Paride Neri to the 80 delegates of the Industry Federation gathered today at the Palace Hotel is a cultural and technological challenge. A challenge that is the background to all the themes at the center of the 14th congress of the FLIA-CDLS: contract renewal, labor market reform, pension reform, entry into the EU. And for the San Marino industry, says the Industry Secretary of the CDLS, the European hub is an obligatory step to get out of the pandemic: “Out of here, enormous things are happening: the European Union has implemented a multi-year strategic plan capable of determining a furrow deep between those inside and those outside. And it did so by introducing stimulus measures for a total value of over 2 thousand billion euros, allocating over 200 billion to Italy. Investments destined for digital transformation, the tax credit for technological innovation, the tax credit for training 4.0 and the strengthening of economic and social resilience, with particular attention to young people, women and the enhancement of professional training ” . CUTTING PENSIONS AND INCREASING TAXES IS A DANGEROUS RECIPE A colossal plan of knowledge and transformation of the European economy, warns Paride Neri, with important positive effects for EU countries, but risky for those excluded such as San Marino: “Thinking that the Republic has any chance of making it without entering this dimension of development and innovation, simply by reforming spending, cutting pensions and raising taxes, is our dangerous illusion ”. And there was a lot of talk about pensions in factories during the preconvention meetings: “We recorded a widespread presence among workers and many opposition to the hypothesis of introducing a quota of 103, that is, the extension of the retirement age. But what worries people even more is the future of young people due to the failure of the second pillar to take off, also in light of the workers who will derive from the first pension pillar, after the 2011 reform ”. The other central reform is that of the labor market, which, according to the secretary FLIA-CDLS, “must focus on the enhancement of employment with a continuous and qualified training offer, and exclude the introduction of precarious formulas such as temporary work”. RIGHT TO CONTINUOUS TRAINING IN THE NEW EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT Crucial training also for the renewal of the employment contract, expiring at the end of the year “: The contractual agreement signed in 2012 must now be improved by introducing, as in Italy, the right to continuing training”, underlines the Secretary of Industry, adding that “even in the face of the inflationary flare up, the defense of the purchasing power of wages will be guaranteed by any means”. And addressing the secretary of the Assindustria, Wiliam Vagnini, seated in the audience, he concluded: “I hope that on the occasion of the renewal of the contract, a close discussion will also open up on the development prospects of the San Marino economy”. The debate that followed was extensive, a sign of a healthy Federation that from the previous congress of 2016 went from 807 members to the current 1234. The greeting by the Secretary of State for Industry, Hon. Fabio Righi, touched some of the themes of the opening report. The value of dialogue between all the social and economic partners was underlined, a strong change of cultural paradigm, which is the prerequisite for launching strategic reforms and defining a shared and sustainable “Country Project”.