The new Stability pact With Franco-German traction, what Italy needs is not “a party” but “a compromise”, “otherwise we would return to the old rules.” And the month It would have “been convenient”, but its days were numbered: in Brussels everyone knew that in Rome “they would not have ratified it”. Giancarlo Giorgetti wears his helmet on the House Budget Committee. And the Minister of Economy responds to the barrage of opposition, often abandoning the agenda of the session that took deputies away from the Christmas holidays. That is, the financial maneuver is one step away from being approved by Montecitorio, “and there will be no others,” warns the head of the Mef.
Upon entering a very crowded Mappamondo Room, the Northern League minister immediately addresses the central issues of the political conflict. such as the ratification of Stability mechanism rejected before Christmas by the strange Lega-Brothers of Italy-Five Star axis. The ESM is not the real problem of our country, Giorgetti clarifies, but “the debt, which must be kept under control, otherwise the country will not be able to cope.” And to the opposition that presses him about the doubts expressed after the vote that sank the treaty, “it would have been convenient for the Minister of Economy to approve it,” he responds, once again denying a division of the majority. “I have never said anywhere that Italy would ratify the ESM,” he explains. “Parliament voted and did so as I expected at European level. I said that with a large majority the result would be no.”
Soon, There is no crisis of conscience on the center right.“We hope that your message is received,” the minister who receives a new armor from the Northern League seems to say, his party colleagues applaud in a note. While the opposition calls for the resignation of the number one of Via Venti Settembre. Action leader Carlo’s attack on Twitter Calendar: “The ESM was positive for Italy and, after seeing it fail in the chamber without a single shot being fired, at the initiative of his party, he should resign.”
Of course, the new limitations on deficit and debt remain “a compromise,” the account holder admits, “whether we evaluate it down or up at some point, we have created a complex system of rules, unfortunately mobile , which risks even becoming procyclical.” However, Pact 2.0 is not the “return to austerity” described by skeptics and, in any case, returning to the old rules “would have been worse,” says Giorgetti In any case, the challenge now posed for the EU is that of “discipline” and a return to normality after years of suspension of accounting standards due to the pandemic and war. «The whole debate on the Pact It is colored by the psychedelic hallucination that we have experienced in these four years, in which we thought that deviations could be made, that the debt and the deficit could be made.
A collective consumption of “LSD”, accuses Giorgetti, who takes the opportunity to give a new opportunity to the Grillino Superbonus, which Forza Italia also asks to be extended for a few months. The minister seems to cool the expectations of the allies ahead of today’s Council of Ministers. And he is betting on the hypothesis of a “repeated maneuver” in the first months of 2024 to address the numerous requests from the parties that remain pending. And destined to continue like this: “No additional maneuvers are planned.”
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