Italy’s ambassador in Bucharest Marco Giungi said on Wednesday that more than 99 percent of the Romanians who live in Italy are very well integrated.
While on a visit to Botosani, the diplomat said that the Romanians are fast at learning Italian and adjusted easily in Italy.
Ambassador Giungi considers that Romanians who perform seasonal works in the peninsula need to be informed about the jobs they are about to get, and admitted that “cases of human exploitation have also occurred.”
There have been cases of Romanian citizens subjected to human exploitation in Italy. I do not hide this. Human exploitation, exploitation through labor is a crime. Of course, such crimes exist all over the world, but there is also the solution to this. In Italy the solution is the Police, justice and law, the ambassador said.
He assured that in Italy the rights of foreign citizens are respected, making a point that the cases of certain rights’ violation should not be generalised.
In Italy, just like in Romania, human rights are universal, for integrated people, for people who are not integrated, for civilian workers and seasonal workers as well, and civil rights include a minimum wage as stipulated by law, a cap on the number of working hours, minimal conditions, dignity, added the Italian diplomat.
Marco Giungi was in Botosani for the launch of the national campaign “Information at home! Safety in the world!” for Romanians who want to work abroad.