For many months the fundamental revision of the National Recovery Plan announced by Raffaele Fitto remained shrouded in secrecy. In Rome as in Brussels. The Minister of European Affairs has often explained that aims to move towards the system of traditional European funds the projects which are less likely to be completed within the tight deadlines of the Pnrr and those which, for example, do not correspond to the stringent environmental criteria of the Plan. In return, the minister let it filter which other investments would have entered the list: projects on energy independence by large investee companiesbusiness incentives for green or digital investment, household incentives for air-conditioning homes.
Fitto doesn't rule that out the revision may also involve more than 10% of the amounts of the Pnrrtherefore, in theory, even more than twenty billion euros. However - again in the event that the European Commission agrees - there remains a fundamental question to which the government will have to answer in the coming weeks: what projects will be pushed off the tower? Around this dilemma Fitto must have recently had delicate talks with Matteo Salvini, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport. In the identikit of the investments that could come out of the Pnrr, some of the heaviest seem to be under the wing of the ministry headed by the leader of the League. In parliament on Wednesday, the Minister of European Affairs pointed out that among the plans whose exit he will propose there are two categories: those that had already been launched before the Pnrr, such as many railway lines; and those that do not respect the constraint of not causing further damage to the environment (in particular, some railway yards would not be impeccable in the recycling of waste materials).
Certainly Fitto and Salvini have spoken and continue to do so.ma the latest report by Fitto to parliament on the Pnrr recalls that the railway network receives 23.8 billion in the Plan of which 11.2 "for existing projects", i.e. those targeted by the review. The same report also lists more than ten projects headed by the Ministry of Infrastructure among those marked by "weaknesses". Salvini does not comment and in Lega circles there is a tendency to minimize the intensity of the confrontation with Fitto. But with the revision to be sent to Brussels by the end of August, it is perhaps just getting started.