While the Minister of Public Administration, Paolo Zangrillo, confirms (yesterday on the radio on Un giorno da pecora) that the majority will not present amendments to the budget law, the opposition is preparing an avalanche. The deadline for submission expires today at 6pm of the proposed changes in the Senate Budget Committee. The 5 Star Movement alone is preparing to file 956 amendments. Another 500 should arrive from the Democratic Party. Yesterday the secretary Elly Schlein brought together the parliamentary groups to take stock and tomorrow the leadership will launch the party’s counter-maneuver, which rejects the government’s budget law judging it to be unfair and full of cuts to services, healthcare and pensions. The PD’s countermaneuver, on the contrary, will contain proposals to strengthen healthcare, schools, pensions, wages and industrial policies, says Schlein. The Democratic Party will also propose a fund to strengthen actions to combat neuropsychiatric distress among young people.
Several proposals from CGIL and UIL will also find their place in the oppositions’ amendments who are striking against the Meloni-Giorgetti maneuver. Also asking for corrections to the pension chapter are the CISL, which will hold a national demonstration in Rome on Saturday, and the UGL, whose secretary, Paolo Capone, states: The maneuver appears acceptable, in particular on the cut in the contribution wedge, but the squeeze on Quota 103, he adds, complicates early exit from work. Of the need for a countermaneuver Action also speaks and will present its package of amendments in a press conference today. Even if the majority does not present amendments, the government will intervene, with a maxi-amendment that will be presented during the process in the Senate, to at least ease the restrictions on the calculation of pensions for doctors and other categories of public sector workers and to exempt the first house put on the market from the increase in the dry tax rate on short-term rentals. Finally, today the European Commission will give its opinion on the budgetary measures of the member countries, including Italy.
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