From the flood in Emilia-Romagna, to the law against land consumption to the issue of patronage taken away from Pride by the Lazio Region, the secretary of the Democratic Party Elly Schlein, speaking to the Republic of Ideas in Bologna touched on several social and economic priorities of the country.
"Meloni attacks me from the Vespa farm. Be concerned with giving answers to the country more than worrying about me and my concerns. He does not give us answers, as he did not give us any on Cutro, as Fitto does not respond on the changes to the PNRR. It is a government that not only thinks it decides what to talk about and how the opposition should do the opposition, but does not answer questions and chooses questions".
"I continue to insist with all opposition forces trying to build an alternative to this government," he said. We have differences, but we must be able to put common ground in front of us. I can't believe that there is no land with 5s, Third Pole, Avs, civic. We are trying to do that on the minimum wage, in Parliament. We have a responsibility, after the latest defeats, there is a need to build an alternative".
"It is time for this country to give itself a law against land consumption, because every child is born with a substantial dowry of cement on his shoulders. The government does not have a plan for clean and renewable energy on which we have enormous potential: the obsession of the Democratic Party is to keep together social and ecological issues," Schlein said. "On the environment - he adds - we must do a lot, European choices are supporting this ecological conversion, the only great work must be to fill Italy with construction sites against hydrogeological instability. The agricultural sector, for example, knows that it is part of the problem, but it asks to be accompanied by these changes. The sector, however, has had enormous losses in Romagna, a damage that will persist and we return to insist with the government that immediate support is needed". The flood commissioner? "I think that an institutional chain has already shown that it knows how to rebuild, after the earthquake of 2012. That supply chain must be respected and valued, no other choices would be understood, except the attempt to politicize this issue. That would be a dangerous precedent."
Patronage of Pride
For some right-wing "the enemies are the lgbtq+ community and I am proud to be tomorrow at the pride to which the Lazio Region has removed the patronage. There is a background of homophobia in that speech" with which the choice was justified.
Our condemnation of Putin's criminal invasion could not be clearer. A war that violates international law. Our position is clear and clear, we are at the side of the Ukrainian people also in self-defense by any means, including the military, but we must not lose sight of a development that goes towards a just peace to reach a ceasefire. We warmly welcome Cardinal Zuppi's attempt, which we support with great hope. The EU should play a more active and strong role in the search for a ceasefire," Schlein stressed.
"The attitude of the government in Brussels does nothing but whine and ask for an extension is wrong. Our country is entitled to ask for more resources to accompany society in this great ecological transformation.