The Prime Minister: “At work for full implementation”
“The National Recovery and Resilience Plan is an extraordinary opportunity for Italy” Thus the Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, according to what is learned, in the presentation of the six-monthly report on the state of implementation of the Pnrr, shared during the control room underway at Palazzo Chigi.
“The Italian Plan is the largest in Europe with its 191.5 billion euros and 527 objectives to be achieved, many of which are extremely ambitious and useful for modernizing the nation and relaunching its social and economic fabric, both internally and on the international one. It’s a valuable toolwhich this government considers strategic and which it intends to fully use to carry out structural reforms, improve the competitiveness of the Italian system and accelerate innovation processes”.
“The Pnrr is the first common instrument with which the European Union has decided to intervene in the aftermath of the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic. The Plan was born in a historical period different from the current one. The Federation’s war of aggression Russia to Ukraine, and the energy, economic and social shocks that followed, have brought out new priorities that need to be taken into account and the consequent need to update the Plan. For this reason, since taking office, the Government has worked in concert with the European Commission and with all the responsible Administrations to verify compliance with the terms set and carry out a punctual and detailed survey of the state of implementation of the Plan. A fundamental reconnaissance phase because it is preparatory to the next step: the intensification of the confrontation, as established with the European Union, to formalize the proposed changes to the Plan by the deadline of 31 August 2023 with the simultaneous integration of the REPowerEU chapter. It is an extremely delicate job that the Government is carrying out with the utmost attention and with great responsibility”, remarked the Prime Minister.
“Our goal – continues Meloni – is clear: to optimize the opportunity that comes from the Pnrr, making strategic, clear and effective choices, speeding up procedures as much as possible and ensuring that resources can reach the ground”.
“The choice to identify a single political authority responsible for the implementation of the Pnrr and the Cohesion Policies fits into this framework. A decision whose goodness was confirmed by the recent recommendation of the EU Commission for Italy in the ambit of the European Semester and which arises from the need to ensure greater synergy between the various sources of funding, both to ensure that resources are actually spent and to favor quality measures capable of having effects on GDP. also the decision of the extraordinary European Council of 24 February, which accepted and endorsed Italy’s proposal to ensure greater flexibility and integration of existing programs and the use of already programmed European resources”.
“The Government will continue to work, in agreement with the European Commission, not only to achieve the next six-monthly objectives but to fully implement the entire Plan, which is and will continue to be a crucial tool for growth, innovation and the development of Italy”, concludes the premier in his presentation to the half-yearly report.
RELATION TO ROOMS
One hundred and sixty-one pages, 8 chapters, supporting tables and graphs. It is the third report on the state of implementation of the Pnrr that the government will send to the Chambers, today the subject of the report by Minister Raffaele Fitto in the CDM. In the introduction, entrusted to Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the Prime Minister indicates a “clear” “objective”: to optimize the opportunity that comes from the Pnrr to the fullest, making strategic, clear and effective choices, speeding up procedures as much as possible and ensuring that resources can reach the ground”.
In chapter 8 of the report, the reprogramming of the Pnrr is illustrated, while in conclusion of the document it is pointed out that “the measures that will be subject to reprogramming are those that have recorded: significant delay in the start-up phase; significant increase in costs due to the inflation and lack of raw materials; extreme fragmentation of the interventions; regulatory, implementation and authorization difficulties that do not allow the interventions to be carried out in the times and in the manner envisaged”.
“For all the interventions that do not allow compliance with the deadlines and conditions set by national and European provisions, the Government intends to reprogram them – it is therefore explained in the document – in agreement with the individual responsible administrations, within the context of other national funding sources available under current legislation starting from a reprogramming of the Complementary National Plan. Similarly, for some interventions of a national strategic nature consistent with the priorities and purposes of the PNRR, they can be safeguarded by placing them at the expense of the 2021-2027 programming of the Structural Funds and the Development Fund and cohesion 2021-2027 in relation to the expenditure time objectives. The common objective, as repeatedly stated, is to ensure the full implementation of the Plan and above all to ensure the achievement of all the qualitative and quantitative objectives envisaged”.