Europe increases fines for Italy by 20%. Rent for ministers: “Don’t go too far or there will be trouble”

Europe increases fines for Italy by 20%.  Rent for ministers: “Don’t go too far or there will be trouble”

Avoid EU infractions at all costs so you don’t have to pay a hefty bill. Very salty indeed: 20% more than in 2022. This is the content of a circular sent by Minister Raffaele Fitto to his government colleagues and revealed by Francesco Bechis in “Il Messaggero”. Basically, the head of the department for the implementation of the Pnrr warns the ministries about a very specific aspect. Due to inflation, the European Union has revised the parameters to which the pecuniary sanctions to be applied to the various Member States in the event of an infringement are associated. Well, that number went from 3.11 to 3.41 in Italy. An inevitable outcome for the country that suffered the most in the Euro Zone with rising inflation.

So Fitto asks his colleagues not to give Brussels the opportunity to open new infringement proceedings against Rome. In particular avoiding delays in the Pnrr and reforms. From this point of view, there are 27 objectives to be achieved by the end of June to pocket the next installment of 16 billion euros. And not to end up in the mesh of procedures that, according to the Court of Auditors, between 2012 and 2022 have already cost Italy around 800 million euros.

Source: IL Tempo

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