She defended herself for an hour without the support of documents, Giorgia Meloni, before the Honorary Jury requested by Giuseppe Conte force the prime minister to answer for the accusations leveled against the president of the M5S in relation to the approval of the ESM. The day after the hearing of the former Prime Minister, who arrived at the Chamber with voluminous documentation, it was the Prime Minister’s turn to reiterate her statements even in the face of pressing questions from the opposition commissioners, convinced, as reported he delivery courierthat the rival already lost “by an own goal.”
The dispute over the ratification of the ESM
The special commission had been loudly invoked by Giuseppe Conte, accusing Giorgia Meloni of “having said falsehoods about the ESM” in Parliament: first in the Chamber and then in the Senate, during communications on December 12 and 13 with views of the European Council. , the prime minister accused her predecessor of having given “Italian consent to a ratification” of the European Stability Mechanism in 2021 “without a parliamentary mandate, without having the power, without telling the Italians and under cover of darkness.”
Statements to which Conte had responded by asking for an honorary jury to “verify the degrading lies of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni”.
The fax of former Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on the ratification of the ESM, presented to the Senate by Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia Meloni’s thesis.
Giorgia Meloni’s accusation was based on fax sent by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio to the ambassador in Brussels, with the green light to sign the ESM reform.
The Prime Minister had stressed that the date of the document, January 20, 2021, is after the start of the executive crisis, and that Ambassador Maurizio Massari “in any case” signed the agreement on January 27, despite the government de Conte, who resigned from office. the day before, he was in charge only of current affairs, without a parliamentary majority in favor of the ESM.
The hearing before the Honorary Jury
Thesis reiterated before the members of the special commission by Giorgia Meloni, according to which These times would have embarrassed Italy, because an international agreement was signed for which there was no majority in favor at the time.
As argued before the Jury, it cannot be argued in favor of the Prime Minister that there was a clear mandate to sign the European Stability Mechanism: the resolution of December 9, 2020 to which Conte refers was generic and vague, and the former president of El Consejo, in parliamentary interventions in the midst of a government crisis, specified that there was no majority in favor of the ESM.
When the decision comes
The vice president of the Chamber Giorgio Mulè, who presides over the Honorary Jury, explained that the investigation concluded with the hearing of the two parties involved and that the The final decision is expected on February 9.when the Forza Italia deputy will decide together with the other four commissioners (Alessandro Colucci of Noi Moderati, Stefano Vaccari of the Pd, Fabrizio Cecchetti of the League and Filiberto Zaratti of Avs) whether the statements made by Meloni in Parliament are founded or not. .
“Both stated their position, the commissioners did not raise the need for new hearings – said Mulè – The next step is to study and investigate, compare the statements of presidents Conte and Meloni, form an idea about the parliamentary documents, about everything that is at the disposal of the commission, to subsequently prepare the report that will be presented before February 9. According to article 58 The report is not subject to discussion or voting. The report will then be read in the House and the House will take note of it.”