“Editing is delicate work.” Until June, the EU Commission’s controls – Corriere.it
There is controversy about thisGovernment amendment to PA Decree presented in Chamber Committee which contains two different rules for the Court of Auditors’ controls. The government, in the Labor and Constitutional Commissions, has proposed extending the so-called tax shield by one year (from June 30, 2023 to June 30, 2024), thereby limiting the possibility of challenging the tax damage to only a few relevant cases, and has proposed the exclusion of the Court of Auditors from the “accompanying control” of the Pnrr. The measures were proposed to streamline implementation of the Pnrr but drew criticism from both judges and the opposition.
Escort control: what it is
In particular, changing the concurrent control would remove the plan from ongoing audit by the Court of Auditors, which would therefore not be able to fully assess the quality of the use of the Pnrr’s funds. The accompanying control can be requested by the parliamentary commissions and, as they explain on the Chamber’s website, has the aim of “intervening continuously in the implementation of a plan, program or project, thereby exerting an accelerating and driving effect of the administration.” Measures while ensuring the correct use of the resources allocated to public administration.
The meeting at Palazzo Chigi
Meanwhile, on a front connected to the Palazzo Chigi, the Pnrr’s control room becomes operational.
The focus of the discussion is the semi-annual report to the chambers on the status of the implementation of the plan after the controversy of the last few days about delays. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni writes in the introduction to the report on the Pnrr’s implementation plan that the government has been working with the EU in a “fundamental reconnaissance phase” as it prepares the next step: intensifying the confrontation as established with the European Union, e.g formalize the proposed changes to the plan by August 31, 2023, with the contextual integration of the RePowerEU chapter”. It is, we read, an “extremely delicate task that the government is carrying out with the greatest attention and great responsibility”.
The theme of the mid-year goals
The Prime Minister adds that in implementing the PNRR, the government “will continue to work, in agreement with the European Commission, not only to meet the next six-month targets, but also to fully implement everything.” Plan that is and will remain a crucial tool for Italy’s growth, innovation and development». At the meeting, chaired by Pnrr Minister Raffaele Fitto, ministers involved in the reforms of the plan discussed.
The semi-annual report states: “In the second half of June, technical meetings will be held with the services of the EU Commission to check the admissibility of the change and/or reprogramming requests.” Fitto explains: “Once the methods and conditions for the overall revision of the Plan are agreed, the government will submit the updated framework of revision proposals to Parliament before it is formally sent to the European Commission.”
Intervention hypotheses include the “postponement” of some strategic work at the expense of the Structural Funds and the Development and Cohesion Fund. The report states: “Some interventions of a national strategic nature could be protected by mainstreaming them in the 2021-2027 programming of the Structural Funds and the Development and Cohesion Funds 2021-2027 in relation to the spending targets.”
ministers at the table
Also present at the meeting were Minister of Public Administration Paolo Zangrilo, Minister of Reform Elisabetta Casellati, Minister of Regional Affairs Roberto Calderoli, Minister of Disability Alessandra Locatelli, Minister of South and Sea Nello Musumeci, Minister of Judges Carlo Nordio , Industry Minister Adolfo Urso, Agriculture Minister Francesco Lollobrigida, Environment Minister Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, University and Research Minister Anna Maria Bernini, Education Minister Giuseppe Valditara, Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano , Health Minister Orazio Schillaci and Tourism Minister Daniela Santanché.
Also present were the Governor of Lombardy Attilio Fontana (representing the Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces) and Michele Pascale, President of the Upi and President of the Anci Antonio Decaro.