Meeting: from Mattarella to the Government, the political capital moves to Rimini

For a week, from 20 to 25 August, with the President of the Republic and almost all the ministers, entrepreneurs and trade unionists, exponents of the cultural and religious world

The presence of the Head of State, on the closing day of the works, will put the final stamp on the appointment which traditionally, every summer at the end of August, de facto marks the shift of the country’s political and economic capital from Rome to Rimini where, from tomorrow to Friday, the 44th edition of the ‘Meeting’ which will see arriving on the Romagna coast, with the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarellaalso almost all the ministers as well as industrial and trade union leaders and exponents of the social and civil, cultural and religious world.

The opening of the works will ideally be preceded, tomorrow at 11, by the Sunday mass celebrated in the large Auditorium by the Cardinal Matteo Zuppithe archbishop of Bologna at the top of the Italian Church with the office of president of the CEI, the Italian Episcopal Conference, as well as a much-listened advisor to Pope francesco, who also put him in charge of the very delicate diplomatic mission aimed at preparing the way for a peace process between Russia and Ukraine. In the afternoon, the cardinal himself will participate in the first round table organized by the ‘Rimini Meeting’ moderated by Bernhard Scholz, president of the Foundation Meeting for Friendship among Peoples.

Another prominent presence on the opening day will be that of the leader of the CISL, Luigi Barra. Over the next week, ten ministers of the will take turns on stage Meloni government: the first to take the chair on Monday will be the Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgettifollowed by the Ministers of Labor Marina Calderone and of Companies and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso.

Tuesday will be the turn of the person responsible for the implementation of the Pnrr, Raffaele Fitto Minister for European Affairs, the Minister for the Family Eugenia Roccella and the Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Alfredo Mantovano. Wednesday will come the turn of Antonio Tajani foreign minister, of Matthew Salvini Minister of Infrastructure and Transport and Gilberto Pichetto Fratin Minister for the Environment. It will be Friday g
Giuseppe Valditara Minister of Education the last government official in the field.

But the political presences at the ‘Meeting in Rimini’ they will not be only among those who cover institutional roles. Party exponents such as Lupi are expected at the Fair – who is a bit of a second ‘landlord’ after Communion and Liberation – Rampelli, Rosato, Ascani, Garavaglia, Picierno, Boccia, Boschi, Foti, Pagano, Patuanelli, Romeo.

The regional governors were also present en masse, with the announced participation of the presidents Bonaccini of Emilia-Romagna, Emiliano of Puglia, Acquaroli of the Marches, Fugatti of Trentino, Tesei of Umbria, Toti of Liguria, Fontana of Lombardy, Schifani of Sicily, Giani from Tuscany, Fedriga from Friuli Venezia-Giulia who is also the president of Conference of the Regions.

Other notable appearances will be those of Silvana Sciarra, president of the Constitutional CourtAntonio Decaro president of theAnci the association of Italian mayors, Luigi Ferraris CEO of the State Railways, Luciano Violante president emeritus of the Chamber of Deputies, the former minister of the Farnesina Enzo Moavero, Piero Cipollone deputy director general of Bank of ItalyBernardo Mattarella CEO of Invitalia, Giancarlo Blangiardo former president ofIstatGeneral Figliuolo former head of the anti-Covid task force and now commissioner for flooded areas, Giorgio Vittadini president of the foundation for subsidiarity.

The culture, information and entertainment sector will also have its significant share at the ‘Meeting in Rimini’. To represent him, among others, the journalists Gian Marco ChiocciLuciano Fontana and Maurizio Molinari respectively directors of Tg1of the ‘Corriere della Sera’ and of ‘Republic’, i.e. the most watched television news and the two most widely read and authoritative national dailies; The actors Gabriel Lavia and Sergio Rubini; morgan music consultant of the Ministry of Culture. And for fans of the Italian singer-songwriter, the tributes to Lucio Battistito George Gabriel it’s at Enzo Jannacci.

(of the envoy Enzo Bonaiuto)