In Italy, the costs of starting a startup are among the most expensive in Europe – Putting one up startup in Italy costs almost 10 times more than in Germany, over 15 times more than what is spent in France, almost 7 times more than in Spain and 188 times more than in Croatia.

This is what a study of the A firm’s study center on the costs of startups in the European Union, according to which in Slovenia starting a business is even “zero cost”.

According to the document, which took into consideration a series of studies on entrepreneurial costs in the European Union, to start a business activity, including legal fees, administrative obligations and tax burdens, 4,155 euros in Italy, 2,207 euros in the Netherlands. , € 2,109 in Austria, € 2,046 in Belgium, € 1,886 in Cyprus, € 679 in Finland, € 627 in Spain, € 528 in Malta, € 446 in Germany, € 328 in Poland, € 312 in Hungary, € 270 in France, € 244 euros in Latvia, 227 euros in Portugal, 219 euros in Sweden, 177 euros in Slovakia, 174 euros in Greece, 149 euros in Estonia, 134 euros in the Czech Republic, 93 euros in Denmark, 76 euros in Lithuania, 72 euros in Ireland, 63 euros in Bulgaria, 32 euros in Romania, 22 euros in Croatia and 0 euros in Slovenia. Italy is therefore the most expensive country in the EU to start a startup, with costs equal to double those required in the Netherlands (second position in the special ranking), in Austria (third) and Belgium (fourth).

“That of cutting costs for start-ups is one of the biggest challenges that the government led by Mario Draghi must achieve with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan: I do not intend to raise the bar too much and argue that we must get to the ‘zero cost’ of Slovenia, but certainly interventions are needed to free and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the country, to bring out the extraordinary value of Made in Italy “, comments the vice president by Unimpresa, Giuseppe Spadafora.

“It is a record we cannot boast of, it is one of the many spreads that make Italy much less competitive in the context of the European Union: it is a gap to be reduced as soon as possible and the Recovery Fund, with its 191 billion euro, must also be used with foresight in this direction “, he adds.

According to Spadafora, “we have many gaps: on the fiscal front, on the timing of civil justice, on physical and technological infrastructures, but also on the efficiency of the public administration. A long list of factors that have weighed down our economy for decades, keeping growth always at the level of a telephone area code “.



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