Justice, Meloni reassures Mattarella and the signature arrives on Nordio’s account

Justice, Meloni reassures Mattarella and the signature arrives on Nordio’s account

At the Quirinale, “reassurances” arrived on the need to “reflect on the constitutionally controversial points” of the Nordic bill. Sergio Mattarella thus signs, more than a month after approval by the Council of Ministers, the authorization to send the text to the Chambers. The Senate will now deal with the repeal of the crime of abuse of power, the reduction of illicit influence trafficking, precautionary measures and telephone tapping. The president of the Justice Commission, Giulia Bongiorno, is waiting for approval to evaluate the schedule, but it is reasonable to assume that the project will only be considered after the summer vacation.

With cameras turned on and notebooks open, the center-right continues to defend the device, but the ‘improvements’ – especially on abuse of power and trafficking in illicit influence, chapters that ended up under Colle’s magnifying glass – are already taken for granted. “Parliament is sovereign, the rapporteurs’ amendments will arrive and a decision will be taken”, is the refrain of the majority, who do not leave aside a dose of self-irony when renaming the likely modification proposals as the ‘Quirinal package’. In the meantime, however, the centre-right, with the complicity of the Third Pole, rejects the proposed EU directive on corruption, which – among other things – reiterates that the abuse of power is a fundamental and non-avoidable crime. The parade, through a contrary opinion presented by the rapporteur of the Brothers of Italy, Antonio Giordano, reaches the EU Policy Commission, with the favorable vote also from the Third Pole. Pd and M5S protest: “The vote against by the right is incredible – accuses dem Piero De Luca – it sends a devastating signal of laxity and weakening of the tools to fight crime in Italy and Europe”. “A sensational rejection,” echo the pentastellati. Giordano defends himself: “The proposal for a European directive against corruption goes against the principle of subsidiarity and proportionality”, he cuts off.

Meanwhile, from Palermo, on the 31st anniversary of the Via D’Amelio massacre, Giorgia Meloni tries to definitively put an end to the controversies that arose after Carlo Nordio’s words about the crime of external competition in a mafia association. “Nordio answered a question, but he himself immediately said that it is not foreseen in the Government’s program and in fact there is no – he reiterates – that a magistrate’s answer to a question, let’s say that perhaps he should be more political in that, becomes a fact as much as a fact that is not “happens” when you want to make specious polemics”. The Guardian of the Seals, questioned during question time in the Chamber, does the same and tries to clarify once and for all. The owner of Via Arenula remembers having been, as a magistrate, in the sights of criminal associations: “You will understand, therefore, my astonishment and my indignation when someone called me a facilitator of mafia crime”, he begins by recalling that there is no trace of the subject in the Government program. “My considerations on the need for ad hoc regulation of external competition, consequently aiming to eliminate future uncertainties, building an even more effective tool than the current one”, he insists, waiting for the end of the controversy.

So let’s start with things to do in Parliament. Also keeping an eye on the call that came from the Quirinale also about emergency decrees and omnibus decrees. Meloni talks about the dossier with the mayor, Lorenzo Fontana, who, “in perfect harmony with the prime minister”, reiterates the need to respect Parliament’s prerogatives.

Source: IL Tempo