Meloni: “The Pnrr is not enough, the EU should do more starting with energy” – ANSA Events

There is a race to bring home all 55 objectives of the Pnrr, which will then have to be revised and corrected with the approval of Brussels because it is no longer enough to support countries in new emergencies. And there is, within the same four weeks left until the end of the year, the parliamentary passage of the maneuver to be overcome without a hitch, at the starting blocks. Giorgia Meloni speaks in connection with Milan with the event desired by the governors ‘Italy of the Regions’. But you physically remain at Palazzo Chigi, where you could convene a new control room on the Plan for next week, which could be followed by the launch of a decree law to close those objectives that need a regulatory framework. And where you on Wednesday you will again call your majority to confront you in view of the expiry of the amendments to the budget law.

The first edition of ‘L’Italia delle Regioni’, the Festival of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces takes place between Milan and Monza.

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The message must arrive loud and clear: the government parties have already had satisfaction in drafting a law that contains marked “political” choices and will have to avoid flooding the commission with requests for changes. The resources are what they are, very few, and if anything, one of the arguments being made in these hours, we will have to try to give space to the oppositions’ requests as well. Starting with that Third Pole more open to dialogue and which has already submitted its proposals to the premier in recent weeks. “We are ready to talk to everyone” reiterates the undersecretary to the presidency Giovanbattista Fazzolari, who closes to an extension of the Superbonus, defends the executive’s choice to eliminate the sanctions on POS because “the State cannot impose selling at a loss” and confirms that there is interest in Carlo Calenda’s proposal to use unspent funds from the Pnrr for the Transition 4.0 program for a new round of aid for the modernization of businesses. “We are discussing it with the EU”, also assures the minister Adolfo Urso while Matteo Salvini, having flown to Brussels, sees “a great deal of willingness to re-discuss times and ways” of the Plan. The point, the prime minister underlines once again, is that the Pnrr was conceived before the war in Ukraine and now “it is clear to everyone that it is no longer sufficient”. While calling for the EU to “do more” starting with energy, Meloni also recalls that it will be necessary to “evaluate the priorities” of the Plan signed by Mario Draghi because “the high price of raw materials puts at risk” the concrete implementation of the interventions. Minister Raffaele Fitto, who has the dossier in hand, guarantees no intention of going to the “clash”, but of continuing, as has been done so far, with the “positive confrontation” of recent weeks. In fact, Brussels does not close to the possibility of changes also because there is also the possibility of amending the plans by adding the chapter linked “to the new Repower Eu programme”, recalls the Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni who indicates for the start of next week the moment of the EU judgment on the Italian manoeuvre. For the management of the Pnrr, Meloni assures, the new government wants to create a “strong synergy” at all levels. There will be an involvement, as has not been done so far, the presidents of the Regions complain, on all policies, perhaps with a control room along the lines of the one set up for the Plan. And the same goes for differentiated autonomy, which the executive wants to achieve “as soon as possible”: we need “a clear comparison of skills and functions, to be done together and without prejudice”, underlines Meloni, avoiding (a message that is valid for the governors but also for the allies) “leaks forward”. With the aim of “greater responsibility for everyone” but also of “leaving no one behind”. In the executive calendar there are the Lep, the essential levels of performance, to be identified with a special control room and then to be written with Dpcm. A choice that the oppositions are preparing to contest – after having attempted to have the issue of autonomy removed from the maneuver – with a series of amendments. Because on the Lep, underlines the dem Francesco Boccia, “Parliament must express itself”.

Conference of Regions, Lega pushes for autonomy
Differentiated autonomy as a challenge for the Italian Regions, which must be faced from North to South. On the first day of work in Milan of ‘L’Italia delle Regioni’, the first festival of the Regions and autonomous Provinces, the League pushes differentiated autonomy as a political battle to be waged throughout the country. At the Milan appointment, which will end tomorrow in Monza in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni brought her greeting via video link, who on the subject of autonomy however asks for a “clear comparison of skills and functions, from do together and without prejudice, before leaps forward”. Autonomy does not only concern the Northern Regions but it is a political battle that must be waged throughout the country. “Personally, I’m tired of the fact that there is the thesis that the Southern Regions would not be up to autonomy – the president of the Conference of Regions and governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Massimiliano Fedriga immediately clarified -. I think it is a humiliation for the South which has all the skills to be able to give important answers to its territory”. At the Conference of the Regions, “some presidents raised critical issues but not in the sense of blocking autonomy but in order to be able to resolve them together – continued Fedriga -. Autonomy must be done and done well and everyone must agree, but I have not I saw walls, I saw the will to build bridges in that direction”. For the Lombard governor Attilio Fontana it is not clear what the objections to autonomy are “they are generic, they are statements of principle and poor in content”, he explained. The government “wants to favor the implementation” of differentiated autonomy “in a short time, in a broader framework of reforms to strengthen and modernize the state structure – assured Giorgia Meloni – but it will never be an excuse to leave a part behind of the territory”, because the goal is to “improve the efficiency and quality of services and fill the gaps, not create inequalities”. Words from the prime minister who “reassured” all the governors as noted by Michele Emiliano, president of the Puglia region and vice president of the Conference of Regions, according to whom the discussion must also take place in Parliament. The same request made by Francesco Boccia, former minister, Pd senator and regional and local authority manager of the national secretariat. “Without a serious debate in Parliament on the autonomy envisaged in the Constitution, which must guarantee national unity only with the implementation of the principle of subsidiarity, as President Mattarella has often reminded us, there can be no agreement”, he warned Bowl. The Minister of Regional Affairs Roberto Calderoli gave a timetable: after “six months” of reconnaissance “Lep (the essential levels of performance, ed), costs and standard needs will begin to appear”, Campania too “is ready to accept the challenge efficiency towards anyone, provided obviously that we start from a balanced flow of resources – highlighted the governor of the Campania Region, Vincenzo De Luca -. it is the last Region of Italy in the division of the national health fund and we are fighting tooth and nail”. According to De Luca, this state “no longer holds up. Autonomy can help Italy find levels of efficiency and levels of legitimacy in the institutions”, he concluded.

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