Tajani: "The Mes? We won't ratify it. It's a political negotiation"

Tajani: "The Mes? We won't ratify it. It's a political negotiation"


The deputy prime minister closes on the state bailout fund: "With the European institutions, the more you bend your head, the more they crush it". And on the criticisms of the ECB: "The national interest is also contesting the choices when they are considered harmful"

bend over? Never. "I've been in the European institutions for years, and I know how it works. The more you bend your head, the more they crush it". In short Antonio Tajani he has no doubts: "We will not ratify the ESM. Not until there is also a serious banking union and fiscal harmonization". And it is pointless to object that in the case of the Mes it is a ratification that only Italy, the only one among 20 countries, persists in postponing. The others are reforms still in progress. "But this is a political negotiation. And we have to keep the point to get something".

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The national interest: this is how it is therefore protected, according to Tajani. Who, speaking with reporters in Transatlantic, therefore demonstrates full harmony with the line enunciated by Giorgia Meloni in the Chamber during her communications on the eve of the European Council. "National interest is also contesting the choices of the ECB when they are considered harmful to one's country," says Tajani in reference to the announcement of the rate increase by Christine Lagarde.

Speaking of the ECB, there is the unknown factor after Panetta. "Fabio Panetta is the most authoritative candidate to succeed Visco in the Bank of Italy. As for replacing him on the board of the central bank, we are working on it. We have also talked about it with Panetta himself and we will work on it, we are optimistic".



  • Valerio Valentini

  • Born in L'Aquila, in 1991. Grew up in Collemare, up there in the Apennines. Classical high school diploma, degree in Modern Literature at the University of Trento. Al Foglio since 2017. I wrote a book, "Gli 80 di Camporammaglia", published by Laterza, with which I won the Campiello Opera Prima award in 2018. I like good books and good cinema. And cycling, everything, even the bad stuff.



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