Italy-Germany, between Salvini and Wissing there is the Brenner Pact

Italy-Germany, between Salvini and Wissing there is the Brenner Pact

Bilateral meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini, and the Federal Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Digital Affairs of Germany, Volker Wissing. The subject of the summit is the Brenner Pass. MIT sources explain that the summit “consolidates the joint commitment of Italy and Germany against the Austrian bans on the Brenner Pass”. The Italian and German governments are working to include the issue as a discussion point for the next European Transport Council. Wissing shares the strength of the Italian position, which considers any kind of negotiation unacceptable under the pressure of bans. Deputy Prime Minister Salvini expressed “full satisfaction” with the outcome of the meeting with his counterpart Volker Wissing, which lasted more than two hours. The meeting – according to MIT sources – was very useful for strengthening the Rome-Berlin agreement in defense of companies and employment, with particular reference to the consequences of stopping the production of gasoline and diesel engines from 2035 onwards. ministers to one An overly rigid approach in Brussels (which Salvini does not hesitate to call “ideological”) risks bringing key supply chains to the European economy, such as the automotive sector, to their knees. Total agreement also for a strong “No” to “new ecotaxes to be paid by families and companies” and a common axis “with regard to the Austrian bans on the passage of the Brenner, which Italy and Germany intend to draw the attention of the next European Transport Council’.

At the end of the bilateral meeting, the two Ministers met with more than 50 of the main transport and logistics companies and trade associations. «Today’s meeting between the Minister of Infrastructure, Matteo Salvini, and his German counterpart, Volker Wissing. I really appreciated the commitment to identify a shared and decisive solution to overcome a problem that harms our economy, along with that of Germany», says the president of Conftrasporto-Confcommercio, Paolo Uggè, in a note. “On the other hand, today’s relaunch of the idea of ​​a ‘reserved’ motorway by the president of the autonomous province of Bolzano, Arno Kompatscher, is unacceptable”. “This proposal is inadmissible”, continues Uggè. “By insisting on this key, the president of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano will only exacerbate feelings, with the risk that the protest initiatives hypothesized in recent days will materialize”. “For our part, we vehemently reiterate the request for the abolition of the night bans unilaterally established by Austria, giving all our support to Minister Salvini”, concludes the president. Salvini also participated in the laying of the cornerstone of the multipurpose hall Ipogea in «Forte Aurelia», headquarters of the «Cefalonia Corfù» barracks in via Aurelia Antica. Also present were the General Commander of the Guardia di Finanza, Giuseppe Zafarana, and the interregional administrator for Lazio, Abruzzo and Sardinia, Vittorio Rapisarda. The multifunctional room is a new space of around 850 square meters that will provide the Fort with new spaces designed to host training courses, conferences, meetings, seminars and gatherings with citizens and young people.

Source: IL Tempo

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