The government’s challenges, Meloni ready for dossiers on justice, banks and maneuvers

The government’s challenges, Meloni ready for dossiers on justice, banks and maneuvers

Giorgia Meloni’s summer vacation is coming to an end. After the 4-day trip on 15 August to Albania, hosted by his counterpart Edi Rama, the Prime Minister returned to the Apulian farm of Ceglie Messapica with his family. But he is already preparing his return to Rome, where several hot dossiers await him on the table: from justice reform to taxation of extra bank profits to the issue of the minimum wage. The first Council of Ministers is scheduled for next Monday, July 28th. However, yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty, Francesco Lollobrigida, who is on vacation with the Prime Minister, published a photograph on Facebook that portrays Meloni with a large tray full of crabs. Lollobrigida writes: «Today we eat blue crab! Exceptional”. The crustacean that invades the Italian seas is a major threat, especially for clam and mussel producers. To face the problem, the government has given the green light to extraordinary fishing using fixed gillnets and baskets. But let’s go back to the dossiers at the end of summer that will also mark the beginning of autumn, which Meloni herself anticipated as “demanding”.

MANEUVER AND WEDGE September marks the beginning of preparations for the maneuver: by the 27th, the government must present the Nadef, that is, the update of the economic estimates indicated in the spring in the Def. By October 15, it will have to send the Budget Planning Document to Brussels. The largest resources will be destined to confirm the cut in the tax burden, considered “priority”. According to initial estimates, the maneuver should amount to 25-30 billion, ten of which will be used to confirm the cut of the wedge.
EXTRA PROFITS Among the first measures is the Asset decree, approved by the CDM before the summer holidays, which contains the rule on the tax on bank extra profits. A measure that does not convince Forza Italia, so much so that Deputy Prime Minister Antonio Tajani immediately announced changes in Parliament. FdI and Lega, however, are determined to move forward. The process will begin in the Senate. The provision initially depended on the House, but was later transferred to the Senate, the body from which the process will be initiated.
MIGRANT The Minister of the Interior, Matteo Piantedosi, has already announced a decree for September that will deal with the delicate issue of repatriations and reception centers with simplified and faster procedures.
MINIMUM WAGE Incidentally, it will not be discussed again before the beginning of October (also in this case after the two-month suspension desired by the center-right and voted by the Chamber). The same deadline (60 days) indicated by the prime minister to try a shared solution on precarious work and low wages, with the involvement of Cnel, to whom the prime minister entrusted the task of investigating the matter.
JUSTICE The Parliament will also start to face the reform of the Nordio: the project was handed over to the Justice Commission of the Palazzo Madama, but the process promises to be arduous, in light of the controversies already raised by the rules on the annulment of the crime of abuse of office, the limits on the prosecutor’s power of appeal and the extension of bans on wiretapping journalists.
AUTONOMY AND REFORMS An arduous path also towards differentiated autonomy, whose examination began in the Senate, but the opposition immediately fought battle, obtaining the hearing of the Commission appointed by Minister Calderoli on the Lep (essential levels of performance) when the works were resumed. Then the votes on the amendments will come to life. In autumn, then, Minister Elisabetta Casellati should present the constitutional reform that aims at the direct election of the Prime Minister.

Source: IL Tempo

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