Mario Draghi and Olof Schultz
Scholz meets Draghi and freezes Italy over the Stability Pact? “Rules already flexible”
“The rules we have already have their flexibility, we can work on their basis also in the future”. The German Chancellor said so Olaf Scholz at a press conference with the premier Mario Draghi to Palazzo Chigi. It is a line on which “the three parties that make up the new German government are also in agreement”, says the new chancellor, referring to the allies, the Greens and the Liberals. The latter are uncompromising defenders of EU rules. “We have already shown what we can do with the Next Generation Eu“, he continued, according to which” Europe has found a common response “to an unprecedented crisis, that of the Covid pandemic.
“Cohesion in the EU is such as to guarantee all countries the tools to solve problems and safeguard the health of citizens”, said Scholz. The Recovery Fund, said again: “It is a recovery program that will accompany us in the coming years, in short, there are the tools to get out of the tunnel of the crisis”. A cold shower for Rome which aimed to review the rules on the Stability Pact as early as 2022.
On the level of the cooperation between Italy And Germany Scholz assured us that “we are only at the beginning, but we have embarked on a path that we want to follow to the end”. For Germany it is “a firm intention to cooperate even more closely”.
During the conference, the new chancellor praised Mario Draghi, responding to the joke of the Italian premier who, in order to ‘dribble’ the question on EU rules, said he was not “competent on the Stability pact“.” Draghi is very competent “, smiled Scholz, reiterating: “Italy is happy to have such a competent man like Draghi at its top”.
The optimism of the Prime Minister remains who recalled how, “the post-pandemic calls all countries to finance unprecedented projects. In the field of digital, environmental and defense transition. It will be necessary to see how these projects can fit into the budget rules. I think an agreement will be found “.
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