The Italian government is calling on Fiat to clarify its commitment to Italy after the carmaker reiterated its multi-billion-euro investment plan for its home country should not be interpreted as an absolute pledge.
The request by Industry Minister Corrado Passera and Welfare Minister Elsa Fornero follows criticism of Italy's biggest industrial group from unions and a prominent Italian businessman after Fiat restated its position on Thursday.
"It is right, important and urgent that (Fiat) gives some clarification to the market and to the Italian people," Passera told reporters on Saturday. "We will do whatever is possible to ensure that Fiat's commitments towards Italy are honoured."Read Article