Mafia, Meloni: “Emergency procedure to raise the level of combating crime”

From Cdm today the ok to the changes to the penal reform: with aggravating mafia we proceed ex officio

“In a week opened by the historic arrest of the most dangerous mafia still on the run, the Government is proposing to Parliament, with an urgent procedure, to raise the level of combating the most dangerous crime”. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni writes it on Twitter. “With the bill approved by the CDM, all crimes aggravated by mafia purposes or methods can be prosecuted ex officio and not on complaint. Furthermore, for crimes that allow arrest in flagrante delicto, there are 48 hours for the presentation of the complaint without let the arrested person go free”.

FIGHT AGAINST THE MAFIA – The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordio, according to the note from the CDM, approved a bill aimed at introducing rules on the subject of ex officio prosecution and mandatory arrest in flagrante delicto. The text provides the prosecution of the office for all crimes for which the aggravating circumstance of the ‘mafia method’ is contested or the purpose of terrorism or subversion. Furthermore, the prosecution of the office is also envisaged for the crime of personal injury, when it is committed by a person subjected to a personal prevention measure, up to three years following the end of the measure itself.

Furthermore, it is established that the arrest in flagrante delicto envisaged as mandatory must also be carried out in the absence of a lawsuit, when the offended person is not present or readily traceable. In such cases, the officers or agents of the judicial police must promptly carry out any useful search for the injured person and, if the complaint is not presented within forty-eight hours of the arrest or the injured person decides to renounce it, the arrested person will be released immediately free.

SENIOR CITIZENS – “With the bill approved today by the Council of Ministers, the Government signs a ‘Pact for the Third Age’ and lays the foundations for the overall reform of policies in favor of the elderly and against their marginalisation” This was stated by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, in term of the CDM which approved the delegation bill for policies in favor of the elderly. “There are many interventions that will be implemented from a health, social, welfare and relational point of view, with the aim of taking care of the elderly at 360 degrees and responding to all their needs and requirements”.

“With this provision, the Government provides for the strengthening of home care with individualized projects and thus avoiding the ‘parking’ of the elderly in health facilities; alongside the economic instruments already envisaged for non-self-sufficiency, a package of social-health benefits ; encourages new forms of co-housing; provides more services and aids for situations of greater fragility; pays particular attention to caregivers and palliative care is finally given greater diffusion. The elderly are not only part of our families, but they represent the heart of society and a heritage of values, traditions and knowledge that is precious for the nation. Taking care of the elderly means taking care of all of us”.

The Council of Ministers, on the proposal of the President Giorgia Meloni, the Minister of Labor and Social Policies Marina Calderone and the Minister of Health Orazio Schillaci, has approved a bill that introduces powers to the Government regarding policies in favor of the elderly . The delegations, reads the note from the CDM, provide for an articulated and comprehensive reform, aimed at implementing the rules of the 2022 budget law and, with specific reference to the category of non self-sufficient elderly people, at achieving one of the objectives of the National Recovery Plan and resilience.

The provision starts from the recognition of the elderly people’s right to continuity of life and care at home and from the principle of simplification and integration of the evaluation procedures of the non self-sufficient elderly person. Thanks to this simplification and the establishment of ‘single access points’ (PUA) spread throughout the territory, it will be possible to carry out, in a single location, a multidimensional assessment aimed at defining an ‘individualized assistance project’ (Pai) which will indicate all health, social and welfare services necessary for the elderly person.

Further important elements are the definition of a specific national governance of policies in favor of the elderly population, with the task of coordinating interventions; the promotion of measures in favor of active aging and social inclusion, also by supporting the so-called ‘slow tourism’; the promotion of new forms of supportive cohabitation for the elderly and of intergenerational cohabitation, also in the context of supportive family homes and condominiums, open to family members, volunteers and providers of supplementary health, social and socio-medical services; the promotion of interventions for the prevention of frailty of the elderly; the integration of the integrated home care institutes (Adi) and the home care service (Sad); the recognition of the right of elderly people to receive palliative care at home and in hospices; the provision of interventions in favor of family caregivers.