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New Europe spoke with former the Forza Italia Senator Andrea Causin about his option to help the political majority pushing for a so-called third Conte Government. Causin was appointed this week as deputy head of the lately fashioned Europeisti-Maie-Centro Democratico political group within the Italian Senate.

Raffaele Fantetti is the chief of this group of 10 senators – a brand new political challenge that brazenly embraces the European Union’s values. On January 29, Italian President Sergio Mattarella ended his first spherical of consultations with the political forces as a way to discover a concrete final result to the present political disaster.

New Europe (NE): You and senator Mariarosaria Rossi deserted Forza Italia as a way to help the PM Conte political majority? How did this occur?

Andrea Causin (AC): Myself and Senator Rossi gave a message after a transparent plea relating to the state of affairs in our nation coming from President Sergio Mattarella. Then there was one other plea from within the Senate from PM Giuseppe Conte. His name is stuffed with political components for the longer term, like his proposal for a brand new proportional electoral regulation and the necessity within the Italian political area for brand spanking new political teams which have a transparent pro-European agenda. I believe that with our vote of help we gave an vital indication.

NE: You lately stated that different members of Forza Italia may be part of you on this course, do you’ve any additional ideas about this?

AC: I do know there are numerous senators in Forza Italia which have the identical political feeling as I do. They additionally suppose {that a} populist political message will not be a superb recipe for Italy. At the identical time, these members suppose that it’s deadly to open an institutional disaster in the course of the worst interval of the pandemic, together with a significant financial and healthcare emergency. With that in thoughts, it’s only a single determination that must be made to take motion, however that second has already handed. Now it might be unusual to alter sides and it might be tough to elucidate it to the general public, I’m not a pessimist, I attempted to be a realist. I believe that what ought to have occurred occurred already with the vote within the Senate on January 26. If there might be a last-minute change, it will likely be welcome and we’re at all times open.

NE: According to you the conversations you’re having with different MPs, the place may Conte “obtain” the votes wanted to win a brand new majority within the senate?

AC: These votes may solely come from the reasonable center-right political forces or from a brand new path taken by a member of Italia Viva that would come again to the Democratic Party. In any case, I’m a pessimist. The good second might be gone for this type of state of affairs and possibly we must always discover one other manner. Maybe new elections. That could be a tragedy but when the dialogue is over, there aren’t any alternate options for President Mattarella. In order to have a 3rd Conte Government, there ought to be a redefinition of the roles and relationships among the many events concerned. This will not be unfavorable neither is it unattainable. Elections are additionally not a great way as a result of I can think about the primary matters of an electoral marketing campaign – blaming the casualties in the course of the pandemic or the critics concerning the lock-downs. It may be a truce marketing campaign speculating on the casualties, however this is able to be horrible for the victims. A 3rd Conte authorities might be a second for the strengthening of the political program and a rise of the bulk. We want the perfect assets to manage this disaster, It will not be the time to remain passive in a political bureau. In the Democratic occasion, particularly, there are numerous skilled individuals, who, until now, stayed within the shadows. That might be an enormous contribution to the federal government crew.

NE: How did you be part of the political majority. With who you have been involved as a way to take this determination?

AC: It was a really complicated course of. I used to be government of the Christian Associations of Italian Workers (Associazioni Cristiane dei Lavoratori Italiani, ACLIfor 10 years in Rome and since I used to be in politics for a few years, I do know many high-level political figures from numerous events that allowed me to get an image of the political and institutional state of affairs. For me, the beginning was the message by President Mattarella on December 31, the place he careworn his considerations a few harmful political instability. Then I used to be additionally involved by a populist drift within the center-right that’s pushed by Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’ Italia), right here now we have to think about what would have occurred if (Matteo) Salvini and (Giorgia) Meloni have been a part of the federal government. This authorities accepted €100 billion in measures approved by the EU. Then we secured vital monetary assets due to the restoration plan. With PM Conte, we mentioned matters like city regeneration of suburbs and the tremendous €20 billion eco-bonus 110% that I take into account a rare instrument to spice up the financial system. This 110% ecobonus, or 110% renovation bonus, is a tax deduction of 110% of the bills incurred for vitality effectivity and seismic threat discount in Italy.

NE: There have been some rumors that some help for PM Conte got here from Forza Italia. Do you suppose this was true?

AC: No, I don’t suppose so.


NE: Do you suppose there’s the chance {that a} new political occasion might be created and led by PM Conte?

AC: PM Conte may be very fashionable in a constructive manner. Sometimes that is the motive force to the beginning of a political journey. Certainly, there might be the beginning of a brand new occasion within the heart or one that’s centrist, politically talking. I believe that for the time being it’s untimely to speak about that. We must see what occurs in case of latest elections.


NE: Do you suppose that Italia Viva or different political actors may make a U-turn as a way to reconfirm the earlier majority?

AC: Politics is the artwork of the attainable. It is logical to consider that. In the previous, we noticed unbelievable surprises and alliances, so by no means say by no means. Everybody can change their thoughts, and generally it’s higher to lose face and save the nation as an alternative of being coherent and produce the nation to the brink of catastrophe.


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