“I spoke to the president of the European Parliament, Metsola,” said the Italian foreign minister. “They will make sure to vote very quickly so that Italy can have these funds that will serve as a refreshment”, he underlined again
After the bad weather that hit Emilia-Romagna, Europe is proving to be “in solidarity with the populations affected by the flood”. This was reported by the Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, who wanted to “thank” the European institution, just on the day following the visit of the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to the interested areas. And from the EU Solidarity Fund, he added in the course of a television interview, funds will also come. “I think around 400 million but they are counting that they will do in Brussels. I spoke with the president of the European Parliament, Metsola”, he said. “They will make sure to vote very quickly so that Italy can have these funds that will serve as a refreshment”, she underlined again.
Commissioner for flooded areas: “The best will be found”
“I believe that it is not up to the EU commission to say how much must be done for the appointment of commissioners. Now it is necessary to make sure that we obtain the funds, the two billion on which the government has pledged, and a portion can be disbursed in a week Then the commissioner will be found”, Tajani also commented, speaking on TG1 Mattina on the process for the appointment of the commissioner responsible for flooded areas. “The government will decide it’s not a political fact but we are looking for a person who is dedicated full time. Better a person who knows the area. We will see. The best person will be found”, he confirmed.