The autumn sting does not stop at electricity and gas, but it also comes from fuels. In the last week the gas reached 1.673 euros per liter, while the diesel arrived at 1,519, in self-service. Even more substantial increases if we consider the prices in served mode: 1.816 for petrol, 1.670 for diesel. Record prices that have not been seen since 2014, when in September the average price of gasoline reached 1.734 euros per liter. The Consumers’ Union estimates that fuel increases will cost € 275 for petrol and € 237 for diesel per car per year and calls on the government to reduce excise duties. Coldiretti is also worried, fearing the snowball effect on spending considering that 85% of freight transport, the association underlines, takes place on the road.
Meanwhile, theInternational Energy Agency asked Russia to increase gas supplies to Europe to mitigate the energy crisis: This is also an opportunity for Russia to underline its role as a reliable supplier for the European market, explains the IEA. The Russian Gazprom in fact accused of having reduced supplies, thus contributing to the rise in prices, the cause of the high bills of next autumn.
An emergency that the government will address in cabinet on Thursday with a decree worth about 4 billion which provides for a cut in system costs and help for families in difficulty, perhaps expanding the number of recipients of bonuses. The high bills and more generally the upward pressure on prices will also have an impact on budget maneuver for 2022, which the government will present in mid-October. And that will fit into the frame of the Nadef, the update of the document on economics and finance, which is expected to be approved by the council of ministers next week.
But in the face of a maneuver for 2022 which, with the bowls stopped, instead requires about twenty billion. In fact, there are many items to be financed: cut of bills, precisely; measures to replace Quota 100 with other forms of early retirement; tax reform (the 2.3 billion available for 2021 are insufficient); reform of the social safety nets (1.5 billion will be used deriving from the suspension of the cashback, but at least another 3 billion would be needed); the extension of theSuperbonus del 110%; the so-called non-deferrable expenses (military missions and more).
Find all the covers, as the would like Minister of Economy Daniele Franco, complicated. Recourse to the deficit is therefore likely, partly using the margin for improvement deriving from higher growth. Which will receive a boost from the investments of the NRP. The arrival of the funds of the Next generation Eu is a great challenge – said the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, in a message to Law Enforcement Forum promoted by the Department of Public Security with Europol -. The credibility of our institutions and the future of the economy depend on the ability to spend these funds well and honestly and Italy is determined to prevent and repress any attempt at fraud and criminal infiltration. Draghi himself yesterday received the CISL leader at Palazzo Chigi, Luigi Sbarra. Who asked the premier to involve the union in the governance of the NRP and to open a discussion on taxation, pensions, shock absorbers, safety at work, relocations. The goal, Sbarra insists, is a new social pact.