Mattarella-Meloni meeting at the Quirinale: spotlight on Pnrr

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“A long conversation that took place in an atmosphere of cordiality and collaboration”. Sources of the Quirinale thus define thelunch meeting between the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and that of the Council, Giorgia Meloni. An interview scheduled, on the agenda, also in the light of last week’s European Council, and not fixed at the last minute, although the press was not aware of it, they add at Palazzo Chigi, confirming that it was a “very positive” discussion “. Longer than expected, however, so as to blow up the premier’s presence in Udine – for the closure of Massimiliano Fedriga’s electoral campaign as governor -: Meloni will be there but in connection, the ‘trident’ that saw her on stage with the two deputy premiers, Matteo Salvini and Antonio Tajani.

Mattarella and Meloni faced a broad “tour of the horizon” for “the point on the action of the Government and on the work of Parliament”. Naturally, particular attention was paid to the Pnrr dossier, after the ‘extra’ month granted by Brussels to Italy. The Head of State has repeatedly stressed that “the National Recovery and Resilience Plan is an appointment that Italy cannot evade” and that therefore “we cannot afford to miss this opportunity”. Hence the invitation “for all”, most recently emphasized last week, to “take the plunge”.

At Palazzo Chigi, in sharing how central this theme is for the country, they speak of a “virtuous cooperation” with Colle, as well as on other dossiers, i.e. energy costs, the procurement code (leaving out, however they ensure from Presidency of the Council, the controversial question and answer of the last few hours between the Lega and Anac) and the question of migrants, in “a long-term government perspective”, that is to say “end of legislature”.

On the other hand, it is known that at the Quirinale the defense of its own constitutional prerogatives has always been accompanied by respect for those of the Government and Parliament, without neglecting in any case an action of moral suasion, considered in any case more effective if exercised away from the spotlight .

Yesterday’s go-ahead from the Head of State to the decree-law on bills which also contains the rules on the so-called tax shield, therefore cannot make us forget, for example, the concerns he expressed a few weeks ago when promulgating the law converting the decree-law’ Milleproroghe’, when he expressed remarks on the extension for beach concessions and on the tendency, especially in the parliamentary examination, “to satisfy heterogeneous regulatory needs with respect to the original content of the individual provisions” launched by the Government.

Hence also the appreciation for “the initiative that the President of the Council of Ministers has recently taken, in dialogue with the presidents of the Chambers, underlining the abuse of the emergency decree and the circumstance that the decree-laws are which have long become the by far the prevailing tool through which governments exercise legislative initiative. of legislative programming by the Government and a corresponding aptitude by Parliament to allow for the approval within a reasonable time of ordinary bills”.