“Nobody in this country I believe has torn his clothes for the lack of agreement “between the Mef” and UniCredit. And the foundation “sees” it in the same perspective. What happens now? I do not think it is appropriate to repeat the path made with UniCredit that is to go and look for another White knight private since the element of rupture was the evaluation. I find it difficult for another private subject to satisfy the requests of the seller who is the Mef. Unless a foreign investor is revealed, foreign “, said the president of Mps Foundation, Carlo Rossi, answering a question on the occasion of the presentation of the Provisional Planning Document (DPP) 2022.
Rossi explained that it is It is unlikely that the foundation will take on a different role in the future than it does today for the bank, of which it holds the 0.003%. And he added that today it is necessary to secure the bank a good dose of imagination. “I believe that now a fantasy effort is needed on the future of the bank; I do not feel like saying that” the arrival of “a new subject is imminent in the place of UniCredit. In some ways the imagination has no limits “.
Doing exactly what was proposed this morning by the columns of Sole 24 Ore by the economist Ignazio Angeloni, former member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, iThe president of the institution then launched a proposal. “There cooperation between banks would be a good sign if it came true. I don’t know if the conditions are right. Solidarity in the Western economic world seems to me to be far behind. There are a thousand difficulties, there are the commitments made with the European organizations. It must be recognized that the attempt with UniCredit was serious and not a facade, there simply was no meeting point “.
It should be remembered that it was reached an agreement between the bank and the Foundation regarding the reported out-of-court requests, in short, the acquisition of Antonvenet Banka, the 2011 capital increase and the 2014-2015 capital increases. As a result of the agreement, the Foundation has obtained, among other things, the payment of 150 million euros and commitments on the enhancement of the bank’s artistic assets. The deal allowed the bank to reduce claims for compensation by an amount equal to 3.8 billion, offering a significant contribution to the solution of the main element of uncertainty weighing on the budget. “The Foundation signed the agreement looking at the lawsuits in a” favorable “perspective to the bank. I believe this agreement gave a hand to the bank “, the president said again.
“With the agreements reached with Banca Mps, the Mps foundation has a pre-emption for the enhancement of the bank’s cultural heritage: we will do our utmost to enforce the rights acquired. There is an important issue of the social function of cultural institutions in the area. That of the artistic heritage is an enormous challenge, important for the Italian and Sienese territory “, said the director general of the Mps Foundation, Marco Forte. Coming to the programmatic document, the foundation foresees disbursements for 5.5 million euros for the activities of 2022 with the possibility of increasing them on multi-year projects.
The strategic document is part of the path called “Siena 2030“, activated since 2019, and based on a participatory method shared with the various territorial actors, to promote a medium-term collective reflection on the future of the Sienese territory guided by the analysis of the available data. The theme of sustainability declined in various dimensions (environmental but also social and economic) remains at the center. “There is a great continuity in the work of the foundation between the old and the new deputation“, Rossi noted. We will work on a participatory model also with a view to facilitating access to the resources envisaged in the National Restart and Resilience Plan (Pnrr). “The PNRR is a unique opportunity for our territory”, said Forte.
The programmatic activities will be developed in three macro-areas and areas of specialization such as: Art and culture (to promote sustainable management of cultural assets and initiatives as a lever for development); Social security and well-being (for the promotion of the autonomy and well-being of the person); Territorial research and development (promote employability and skilled employment; enhancement of the knowledge and innovation economy). The institutional activity will be concentrated, mainly in the province of Siena, and an innovative and intersectoral approach will be adopted, as far as possible, which favors partnerships, local, national and international alliances capable of attracting external resources.
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