Recovery, to get the second tranche there are still 16 target objectives to be achieved
On the one hand, the extremely positive news, with the GDP that will grow by more than 6.1% in 2021 with a performance much better than that obtained from the rest of Europe; on the other a pinch of suspense. Because to obtain the second tranche of the NRP (24 billion which should arrive on December 31st of this year) 51 target objectives must be achieved.
Well: to date we have reached 35, as recalled by the minister of the economy Daniele Franco. Which isn’t necessarily bad news. Just think that at the end of November 22 were still missing and that therefore six were reached within a few days.
“AND crucial – Minister Franco said – respect the deadlines because the completion of the reforms measured with milestones is linked to the disbursement of the resources of the NRP. The success of the Italian plan will not only be of benefit to the Italian economy and society, but it will also be of benefit to the European Union. This success strengthens coordination at EU level in the coming years. If we were to fail there would be the opposite effect. In addition to the economic responsibilities of using resources in the best possible way, Italy also has a political responsibility as regards the European integration process “.
Public administration, green transition and mobility: the nodes of the plan
With regard to the Government program, instead, 549 measures were implemented by the Draghi Executive compared to the last monitoring carried out. So what is missing? First of all the thousand technicians are missing for the public administration. These people will be responsible for the implementation of the NRP itself. Renato Brunette – which among other things with this act would complete the targets assigned to his department – announced today that everything is ready. But then it is the regions who publish the calls and make the new figures operational.
We come to the ecological transition and mobility. As for the ministry headed by Roberto Cingolani there is still a long way to go to make the devices operational. This especially with regard to the biometano, which is to be used in transport, industry and real estate. The minister Enrico Giovannini, instead, the only thing missing is the support for the electric bus supply chain.
Recovery, the unbridgeable gap between North and South
The hottest topic, however, that And was also at the center of a debate that saw our director Perrino as protagonist (click here to read the intervention) is the one relating to dyscrasia between North and South. Of the more than 220 billion in total fielded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, in fact, well 80 will be destined for the South. But you have to understand how to spend it.
“We suffer from large territorial disparities“said Franco, on which the PNRR will speak, which” is by far the largest “of the projects presented by the EU countries.” The plan was designed to overcome the damage inflicted by the pandemic, but also to bring the economy to permanently higher growth rates “.
So, without any worries, but there is still to be done to be able to get their hands on the second tranche of aid (partly as grants, partly as loans). Italy so far has shown itself to be much better than forecasts. Thanks to our ability to react during the darkest moments. Now we need another kidney shot.