(ANSA) - MILAN, MARCH 29 - Matteo Salvini, deputy prime minister and infrastructure minister, takes sides, even if he specifies 'personally', with the CDP which presented a proposal with Macquarie to buy Tim's network "with mainly industrial content".
Salvini himself said so when answering the questions of the deputies during question time in the Chamber, while he glossed over the request to know what attitude the government has on the Golden Power issue and on the Antitrust issue.
"My personal opinion is that, whether they are airports, roads, motorways, railways or telecommunications, I always and in any case prefer an industrial plan to a financial mere plan that will cash in in the short term: here we need a subject who invests in infrastructure in the medium-long term and on the network of this country".
"Since it is a listed company - he specified - the Government is following developments with the utmost attention in respect of Tim's full autonomy" but "the Government's interest remains in maintaining strategic control of the network, possibly switching from old copper to modern fiber. future - he underlines - also passes through the new infrastructures, including the digital and immaterial ones on which we are working at all levels and which with the new contract code will bring innovation in the management of tenders and construction sites throughout Italy".
In any case, Salvini appears amazed to have been involved in the question time on the theme of the single network and states that the answers were provided to him by the competent ministries, without specifying whether Mef or Mimit: "since the competence is not mine, it is the competence of other ministries that have given me the written opinions because MIT has zero to do with this" (ANSA).