Mercoledì, 24 Ottobre 2018
ROME

'Minister's 1 bn for Rome is pre-vote promise' - Raggi (2)

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Rome, February 15 - Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi on
Thursday slammed Industry Minister Carlo Calenda for "promising
one billion euros for Rome" ahead of national elections to be
held on March 4.
"I am surprised, although not that much, that two weeks
before the vote one billion (euros) are again promised to Rome
after five years during which the government absolutely forgot
about the capital", said the mayor, a member of the
anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S).
Raggi was commenting a letter written by Calenda which was
published by Rome daily Il Messaggero.
"If that billion existed, we would have put it in the budget
- in the budget I can include neither words nor promises", she
also said.
The minister's letter published by the newspaper accused the
Raggi administration of "immobility" and "lack of ability" to
get things done, which did not allow it to "use resources that
have already been allocated" for the city.
Calenda was referring to a 'table for Rome', a development
plan for the capital he launched last year, which was at the
center of multiple controversies between the mayor and the
minister.

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