«The problem is not the first and last name, but how you want to work»: Stefano Bonaccini does not flinch when the journalists, at the end of the meeting with the government, ask him if he aspires to become commissioner for the reconstruction of Emilia-Romagna. For now, the governor is managing the emergency and wants to avoid sticking his mouth into a debate that concerns him personally.
Before the meeting at Palazzo Chigi with the Emilia-Romagna delegation, Matteo Salvini denied having vetoed Bonaccini: “It’s not true.” But his sentence was interpreted as a formal denial. Then, during the meeting, trade unions and business associations in the region launched a “we hope that we work according to the earthquake model and that we value the institutionsI a”. A way of saying that they would have preferred to entrust the case to Bonaccini, appointed reconstruction commissioner after the earthquake that devastated Emilia-Romagna 11 years ago. And it is the strong point of the governor: to bring together and make companies and unions work together.
They got the impression from the Democratic Party that in government, in addition to the usual tug of war between the League and the prime ministerthe â€œcosts and benefitsâ€ of the commissionerâ€s appointment are assessed. “They have to decide – is the reasoning that is done in these hours – if it is more convenient to name one of them, with the risk, yes, of ending up in the eye of the storm if something does not work, or to entrust the role to Stefano, downloading honors and charges, with the danger, for them, that it completes it well and that therefore there is no positive return for the governmentbut for the Region of Emilia-Romagna».
However, yesterday was a positive day for Bonaccini: “We needed a signal and the government gave it with the decree, it is an important first step.” In fact, at first the executive seemed inclined to launch a provision that extended all deadlines, but did not provide for an allocation of funds. However, the governor put the board to work and his advisors, in collaboration with the competent ministers, did a very intense job.
So in the end the money also came and Bonaccini is “satisfied” with the final result. And in fact he says “thanks to President Meloni and the government for the closeness shown.” And he assures: “We are willing, in maximum collaboration between the institutions and the territory, to lend a hand to reach solutions, without creating problems, finding together with the executive all the procedures and measures that can help in economic coverage where it is needed” . “. .
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