Ex Ilva, the Puglia Council approves a motion for the protection of related industries

Ex Ilva, the Puglia Council approves a motion for the protection of related industries
Ex Ilva, the Puglia Council approves a motion for the protection of related industries
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BARI – After a long debate, the Apulian regional council approved with 26 votes (majority from the centre-left and two from the League) a motion which “commits the president of the Giunta” Michele Emiliano, “in light of the meeting convened” on November 17th ” in Rome by Minister Urso, to ask the government to adopt timely measures for the return of the 145 companies to the ex-Ilva related system”. Furthermore, the motion calls for “incentivising and strengthening, with further initiatives and with financial certainties, the technological reconversion processes aimed at closing the polluting sources of the former Ilva, to guarantee the protection of the environment, health and the launch of the clean steel production.
The motion had been signed by all group leaders, majority and opposition, but then the center-right decided not to vote. Only two members of the League present. Brothers of Italy protested the absence of the governor Michele Emiliano.

The motion on the former Ilva approved by the Regional Council was enriched by the amendment presented by the councilor of the Pd Fabiano Amati which provides that “the granting of any public contribution by way of recapitalization, or for any other title aimed at ensuring the production needs of the establishment” is subject “to the payment – by the private shareholder – of a sum corresponding and proportionate to the percentage of capital held; or, alternatively, to take any regulatory, administrative or corporate initiative to attribute the powers of management of the company to the public shareholder operator of the plant, pending the definition of a new structure based on the majority or totalitarian participation of another private shareholder”. “On the former Ilva dispute – comments Amati – we cannot accept blackmail, because if it is only the citizens who put the money to insure production it is appropriate for the State to manage the factory and n with the private partner ArcelorMittal. And if, on the other hand, the private shareholder wants to continue to command, he is persuaded to pay the same sums he asks the State in proportion to the share held. This is the meaning of my proposal to modify the motion, approved by the Regional Council and therefore made the official position of the Puglia Region”.

«Emiliano was a few minutes» in the Council during the discussion of the ex Ilva motion «and he left, frankly timing he was certainly more at the table than sitting in the courtroom. A disrespectful behavior of the entire Council, even more disrespectful because while we were waiting for him he released a video statement to the press”. This is what the group of Brothers of Italy complains in the Puglia regional council. «Emiliano – they add from Fdi – it is clear that he is always and in any case interested in being in the spotlight, rather than coming to the classroom at least to work. And, instead, he is now the eternal absentee who continues to play on the skin of the Taranto people, always playing all the parts in comedy and changing the version according to the interlocutor and especially the government ».

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Caracciolo’s comment

“Despite having signed it, my centre-right colleagues reconsider and do not vote on the motion on Ilva in Taranto”. This is the comment of the leader of the Pd in ​​the Apulian regional council, Filippo Caracciolo, on the outcome of the vote on the motion on Acciaierie d’Italia. “Faced with such a serious problem – continued Caracciolo – which is putting the survival of more than 140 companies of the Ilva related industries and over 2,000 workers at risk, we have worked for the drafting of a unitary document that would put the Puglia Region in a position of seriousness towards the Interlocution with the government. “Inexplicably – concluded Caracciolo – at the time of the vote, the center right had second thoughts, leaving the majority alone to support companies and workers”.

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Gallant’s words

“With the motion” on the former Ilva “we commit the council to make the voice of the Apulians heard in Rome in the meeting scheduled for next Thursday to say strongly that Taranto can no longer suffer the blackmail of big industry between health and work “. This was declared by the group leader of the M5S Marco Galante. “We cannot allow – he adds – that Acciaierie d’Italia decides to unilaterally suspend the relationship with 145 related companies, with a loss of thousands of jobs. city ​​of Taranto and for the entire territory which has suffered very heavy damage from a social, economic, environmental and health point of view.For our part, even going beyond the motion, we return to ask, as done in recent days by the parliamentarians, that the billion euros available will serve for the signing of the program agreement, on the model of the one already done for Genoa”.