Taxation and reconstruction: tomorrow at 11 at the Council of Ministers the package of 100 million euros. There are also rules to stop mortgages and allow installments in the first emergency decree.
“As far as our ministry is concerned, we have sought all available resources and have found resources of at least 100 million euros to deal with these situations. However, very different numbers are needed.” For this reason, “we have made a request to Europe and we hope that it will intervene in a similar way to what has been done with respect to other nations that have previously faced similar criticalities.” The Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, Francesco Lollobrigida, said this on the sidelines of the event organized by Coldiretti in Rome on the occasion of World Biodiversity Day, regarding aid for damage caused by bad weather in Emilia-Romagna . “Tomorrow – he added – there will be a council of ministers and later there will be a meeting with the world of workers’ representatives that will allow us to have a clearer idea of what is needed. Line ministries are doing a careful comparison with who represents those most affected. This -he concluded- will allow a concrete analysis of the necessary figures “.
Flood in Emilia-Romagna, almost 5 thousand interventions by firefighters
“Tomorrow the CDM will determine the first measures” for the populations affected by the flood, explained the minister Francesco Lollobrigida. “It will be the result of careful comparison with regions and category representatives. President Meloni was present in the affected places and tomorrow the CDM will determine the measures that will serve to better face the emergency these days”. They are incalculable in the true sense of the word and we will begin to implement regulatory and economic measures. in support of those affected by this criticality”. Thus, a thought was addressed to those who have been trying to stop the damage for days: “we can only thank civil protection, law enforcement, the army and volunteers, who have done an exceptional job.” “Regarding our ministry – he added – we have sought all the available resources and we have found resources worth at least 100 million euros to deal with these situations. However, very different numbers are needed.” For this reason, “we have made a request to Europe and we hope that it will intervene in a similar way to what has been done with respect to other nations that have previously faced similar criticalities.” .
“I discussed with the productive system and the institutions of Emilia-Romagna and tomorrow we will present a first support package within the emergency decree, which hopefully provides for the suspension of mortgages, the payment of tax charges and above all the activation of the guarantee fund which, in our view, should be the maximum allowed under EU state aid rules.” This was stated by the Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, on the sidelines of the EU Competitiveness Council, answering a question about the government’s plans to support companies affected by the floods in Emilia-Romagna.
The Government is studying the exemption from work for public employees who, due to the floods, cannot carry out their work, even resorting to smart working. The norm should be included in the decree that the Government is studying to deal with the emergency. The exemption period will constitute the provision of services for all legal purposes (without payment of the food voucher) and the period will not be included within the maximum annual work of 45 days for which extraordinary permits can be requested.
“It is still impossible to estimate the damage” of the flooding in Romagna: “how we are going to intervene with forms of compensation, everything is to be defined. Last night we received the Region’s list of municipalities that will be considered flooded. There are around out of 100. It will take a few days to get a more accurate picture.” This was stated by the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto, in the program “Tomorrow is another day” on Rai 1. an evaluation that will be made tomorrow in the Council of Ministers. There will be a later meeting with Governor Bonaccini and the representatives of Emilia Romagna, to draw the first conclusions.” According to the minister, the hypothesis of using the PNRR money for an emergency “is not sustained. We already use PNRR money for ongoing projects. The Plan must be closed in June 2026. Thinking of designing any work anywhere in Italy today means, with the technical times that exist, not reaching the goal and also losing money”.
Immediately after the CDM on Tuesday, Prime Minister Meloni and the ministers involved in the emergency will meet with the Governor of Emilia Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, and the area’s social partners.
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