Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen met at authorities headquarters in Rome to debate the burning matters of migration, the warfare in Ukraine and the nationwide restoration plan.
Meloni and von der Leyen met for the second time on Monday after first assembly in Brussels in November as a part of her first international go to as prime minister.
The assembly was “a wonderful alternative for an alternate of views in preparation for the extraordinary European Council of 9-10 February devoted, specifically, to the financial system and migration,” a be aware from the federal government’s headquarters, Palazzo Chigi, reads.
Subjects together with the thorny migration file, the nationwide restoration and resilience plan (NRRP), the RePowerEU programme and the warfare in Ukraine have been all on the desk.
The assembly, which lasted about an hour and 1 / 4, was attended by Italy’s European Affairs Minister Raffaele Fitto, who can also be in command of the nation’s restoration and resilience plan and cohesion insurance policies.
The federal government reaffirmed its dedication to the restoration and resilience plan, in keeping with a authorities be aware launched on the finish of the assembly.
Meloni has lengthy been calling for the restoration plan to be revised to raised replicate inflation in addition to the power disaster that the warfare in Ukraine has aggravated.
The 2 leaders additionally took the chance to specific solidarity with the Brazilian authorities and condemned supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro for having violently ransacked the nation’s establishments as a part of a failed try and overthrow the federal government of newly elected President Luiz Lula.
The signing of the EU-NATO Joint Declaration is scheduled to happen on Tuesday in Brussels, an achievement for which each leaders have expressed satisfaction.
In a Twitter submit, von der Leyen wrote that she had mentioned with Meloni tips on how to “proceed to help Ukraine, guarantee protected and inexpensive power, promote the competitiveness of EU trade, make progress on the migration pact” and tips on how to implement the Nationwide Restoration and Resilience Plan in Italy.
Previous to assembly Meloni, von der Leyen attended the presentation of a ebook of condolences in reminiscence of the late European Parliament President David Sassoli.
(Federica Pascale | EURACTIV.it)