"I am here today in Brussels as a minister to avoid a new European tax, this time on Italian ports. This is the Europe we do not like. That of the tax on cars, for Chinese electric cars for everyone, the one on the house that would cost Italian families up to 50 thousand euros. The League and its allies want a different Europe: lower taxes and obligations and more security, protection of borders, health and work of European citizens. We can, indeed we must, change Europe." This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Matteo Salvini, in a video message posted on the sidelines of the work of the EU Transport Council.
"The maritime transport sector is strategic for the entire EU," Salvini reflected, "as we will remember in the late afternoon when, together with the Mediterranean countries, we will ask for attention to be paid to ETS and new taxes that do not help the environment but damage maritime transport and EU competitiveness." The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport explained this while speaking at the EU Transport Council and referring to the extension of the emissions trading system to the maritime sector, with possible negative effects on some Med ports such as Gioia Tauro. On the ETS, he stressed, "we are attentive to the protection of our maritime industry".
Salvini: 'Metsola wants the EU to be inciucio, we want a united centre-right'
"There are those who re-propose the quarrel with the left, which has led Europe to today's problems, and those who think of a future of well-being based on work, security and freedom, led by the center-right also united in Brussels. #FreeEurope." This was written by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Matteo Salvini, in a message on X in which he relaunched a statement by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, in favor of a "pro-European majority" in view of the European elections.
Salvini: 'Soon the new highway code, already fewer victims'
"We are in the process of approving a new highway code" and "in these first nine months of 2023 the concrete results can already be seen, controls have increased and accidents and fatalities have decreased". This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Matteo Salvini, updating his European counterparts on the action of the Italian government on road safety.
The new code, Salvini recalled, "provides for road safety education in schools, more controls and more penalties, for example with the withdrawal of the temporary license for those who use smartphones while driving, with heavier penalties for repeat offenders who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with the installation, for example, of the alcohol lock tool to block the ignition of the car in case of recidivism."
"We are also thinking about two-wheelers with investments in life-saving guardrails for motorcyclists and stricter rules for scooters, which in Italy can travel at up to 50-60 kilometers per hour, creating more than one problem," the minister stressed, indicating that the direction taken in the EU is "the right one."
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