Examining Cartabia Law

Strong pressure from the magistrates and the M5s (who have already presented a bill to that effect) to correct the Cartabia reform in the part concerning the admissibility of the office. Without a partisan complaint, one of the conditions of prosecution introduced in 2022 for some crimes such as that of injury by the Cartabia reform, the Palermo Public Prosecutor’s Office was forced to ask for the ineffectiveness of the precautionary measure for three bosses, accused of injuries aggravated by the mafia method . The victims, questioned by the judge as required by law, did not want to sue. The prosecutors thus found themselves having to request the revocation of the measure only for these specific crimes. The president of the National Association of Magistrates Giuseppe Santalucia asked for the Cartabia reform to be changed immediately: «The recent press reports regarding the probable revocation of precautionary measures for crimes that have become prosecutable on complaint, even when the aggravating circumstance of the mafia method is contested or of the mafia facilitation, impose a rapid rethinking of the choices of the legislator”.

Giorgia Meloni

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, together with Economy and Finance Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, met the Director General of the European Stability Mechanism, Pierre Gramegna, and the Secretary General Nicola Giammarioli at Palazzo Chigi. During the meeting, Palazzo Chigi announced, Meloni reiterated his position and underlined the anomaly of an economic-financial instrument which, despite having huge resources, has not been used for a long time by the member States despite the difficult economic situation in which they find themselves. Meloni hoped with director Gramegna, at his first formal meeting with a head of government of a member state, the possibility of verifying, together with the other member states of the Mes, possible corrective measures aimed at making the European Stability Mechanism an instrument effectively capable to meet the needs of different economies. However, the government would not oppose ratification before a revision of the instrument.

Meeting With The Unions of Fuel Sector

Today the ministers Giancarlo Giorgetti and Adolfo Urso will meet the unions of the fuel sector. Yesterday the undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council, Alfredo Mantovano underlined that those of the government «are not penalizing measures for the sector, but only serve to dissuade the cunning and those who want to take advantage of speculation. It doesn’t exist that on the same day fuel costs 1.8 euros at one pump and 2.5 at another. It is a question of protecting consumers and operators who do not take advantage of the situation”.

The meeting comes following the position taken by the petrol station attendants through their trade unions: «To put an end to this ‘wave of mud’ against a category of honest workers and try to re-establish the truth, the managers’ associations, jointly, they took the decision to proclaim the state of agitation of the category, all over the network; to launch a counter-information campaign on the plants and proclaim, for the days of 25 and 26 January 2023, a first strike action, with presidium under Montecitorio», declared Faib-Confesercenti, Fegica, Figisc-Confcommercio. The strike is scheduled from 7pm on January 24th to 7am on January 27th. «The Government», reads the note from the three organisations, «increases the price of fuel and unloads the responsibility on the managers who become the recipients of insults and insults from exasperated motorists. A shameful media campaign has been launched against the category ».

In the communication to the Guarantee Commission for the implementation of the law on strikes in essential public services, the organizations speak of «irresponsible and unusually serious political actions against an entire category of honest economic operators who base their activity on a fixed margin per liter of 3 gross cents per litre, guaranteeing the State, at its own risk and peril, in some cases of life, an income of around 40 billion a year in revenue». “The government will carefully monitor the situation of price levels not only for petrol but also for consumer goods, in order to verify that their trend is consistent with that of supply and therefore determined by external shocks or whether it is instead determined by speculative and lack of transparency of the operators. In the light of this monitoring, the government will evaluate further initiatives to adopt», said Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti.

The Pd management has approved the regulation which also provides for online voting in the primaries, but only for certain specific categories of voters. The agreement passed with only one vote against and 9 abstentions. The date for carrying out the election of the secretariat and of the national assembly through the primaries is set for February 26, 2023. Voting will take place from 8 to 20. Paola De Micheli, who runs for the leadership of the Democratic Party, did not participate in the vote on the regulation because she has always said she is against the possibility of voting online as well.

The outgoing secretary Enrico Letta commented: «Today, with the video in which Giorgia Meloni technically lies on the reduction of excise duties, the government and the premier made the first real communication error, after weeks of tailwind. We had the chance to score into an empty net but we didn’t because we were discussing rules. We must be clear in telling ourselves that we must always understand the times and opportunities of the discussion”. «From tomorrow morning we will be discussing topics and issues of content that interest Italians», the conclusion.

Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, presented the program of interventions for the celebrations of the Jubilee of the Catholic Church of 2025. There are 87 interventions scheduled which concern redevelopment and enhancement projects, accessibility and mobility, environment and territory, and some concerning hospitality and participation, for a total of 1.8 billion from jubilee funds and Pnrr funds within the implementation of the “Caput Mundi” plan. The program is contained in the Dpcm signed on 15 December by the prime minister Giorgia Meloni. Presenting the project, Gualtieri underlined that “there is a timetable for each work, quarter by quarter” and if there are delays, commissioner powers will be used to achieve the objectives within the established times. The Jubilee will officially open in December 2024 when the Pope will open the Holy Door of St. Peter’s and will close on Epiphany Day in 2026. About 1.3 billion Catholics are expected in Rome on pilgrimage to ask for plenary indulgence.

Matteo Richetti, group leader of Azione-Italia Viva in the Chamber, was taken ill in the Chamber yesterday afternoon. Immediately rescued by the Chamber’s health personnel, he was urgently transported to the Gemelli Polyclinic, where he is hospitalized for checks.

The “largest known deposit in Europe” of rare earths has been discovered in Sweden. This was announced by a Swedish mining group Lkab which reports that it has identified the “largest known deposit in Europe” of rare earth elements in the Kiruna region, in northern Sweden, which is estimated to contain more than one million tons of this metal”. The so-called ‘rare earths’ are 17 metals for the technology and electronics industry, such as dysprosium, neodymium, cerium, holmium, praseodymium.

Tehran’s ambassador in Rome, Mohammad Reza Sabouri, in his first meeting with the Italian press, explained that the republic of Iran “respects human values but we do not accept that other countries want to impose their culture”. We will not trade our independence and security for anything,” he added. On the demonstrations in Iran and on the executions, the ambassador specified: «According to Iranian law, the death penalty is foreseen for the most serious crimes. In relation to the people who were executed they had a fair trial and with all the guarantees”.

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