Region in Italy pays €700/month to people who move to underpopulated towns

Larino street in Molise, Italy

Larino street in Molise, Italy

The catch is opening a local business; the country's population is dwindling.

The government of the southern Italian region of Molise has announced that it will pay €700 per month for three years to anyone willing to move to the region's small towns, which have lost residents in recent years.

But there's a catch: you will need to open a local business. "We want people to invest here. They can open any kind of business: a bakery, a stationery store, a restaurant. It is a way of breathing life into our cities while also increasing our population," Donato Toma, the president of Molise, told The Guardian.

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