Milan – “The Government will take every useful initiative so that the European Anti-Money Laundering Agency have based in Italy. Our country is the leader in Europe for the prevention of money laundering and is fully entitled to advance the candidacy. “A tweet from the Undersecretary for the Economy, Alessandra Sartore, summarizes the positive response to the urgent interpellation presented by the 5 Star Movement to the Chamber, which reference to the letter dated 10 June from the president of ABI (Italian Banking Association), Antonio Patuelli, and the Director-General, Giovanni Sabatini, sent to the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, and ai ministers Daniele Franco and Luigi Di Maio.
The objective of the letter, summarized in the interpellation, was to obtain support from the Government “in the appropriate institutional, national and European fora” for the designation of Italy “as a candidate country for the host seat of the established European Anti-Money Laundering Authority”.
Da twitter the official commitment of the Government arrived yesterday afternoon to support Italy’s candidacy to host the Authority. Where the headquarters will be is the next step: the League immediately lined up for Naples. The outgoing mayor of the capital, Virginia Raggi, put forward the hypothesis of Rome, as well as the Pd candidate in the center-left primaries, the former minister Roberto Gualtieri. Businesses – through Alessandro Spada, president of Assolombarda, the most representative territorial reality within Confindustria – and the mayor Giuseppe Sala have embraced the choice of the “Day“: “Milan is the ideal city to host the European Anti-Money Laundering Authority”. A thesis that goes “beyond questions of the bell tower” confirms Gabriele Albertini supporting the candidacy of Milan.
The former mayor – who, he specifies, “was asked to help my political side” (the center-right, ed) in the next administrative elections and for whom “I gave the availability to play number two, the deputy mayor” – is with “Il Giorno“, Giuseppe Sala and Assolombarda: “Milan is the fulcrum of economic and financial activity: here is the Stock Exchange, here is the record of patents presented (21% of the national total, ed) which fully justifies the battle to have the seat of the Court unified patents of the European Union. Laundering takes place where there is legal money, where even the muddy can be mixed in the clear. This is why if the new Authority were to arrive in Italy it can only be in Milan. I would say it even if I were of another region “. Milan, then, has a credit: “He lost Ema with a draw, when Palazzo Pirelli was ready to host the European Medicines Agency while in Amsterdam they are now furnishing the headquarters – Albertini underlines -. We are in credit with fate, but if we arrived at the draw it is because the government did not follow the best scenarios that would have allowed Milan to have an absolute majority in the voting and to win the seat. This is the past: now we must take advantage of the renewed credibility that our country has in Europe thanks to the presence of a premier like Draghi “.
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