The first congress of Action, the party founded by former minister Carlo Calenda, is underway at the EUR congress palace in front of over three hundred delegates from all over Italy. The scenography is all blue: on the right and left of the stage on some panels the slogan of the event: “Politics is not noise but Action: Italy seriously”. A brief greeting from Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Rome, then the formal opening of the congress work with the intervention of Matteo Richetti, Stéphane Séjourné, President of the Renew Europe Group and Member of the European Parliament. Then the secretary of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, of the Minister of Economic Development and Deputy Secretary of the Lega Giancarlo Giorgetti, Antonio Tajani Vice President of the European People’s Party and Coordinator of Forza Italia, Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria Region and Vice President of Coraggio Italia, Ettore Rosato will speak. Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies and President of Italia Viva, Roberto Speranza Minister of Health and Secretary of Article One, Benedetto Della Vedova Secretary of + Europe and Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finally Carlo Cottarelli, Director of the Observatory on Italian Public Accounts of the Catholic University of Milan.
Carlo Calenda’s report is expected around noon.
In the afternoon, Luigi Marattin, President of the Finance Commission of the Chamber and Deputy of Italia Viva, Alessandro De Nicola, Jurist, columnist and president of the Adam Smith Society, Stefano Castagnoli, President of the European Federalist Movement and Franco Turco, Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Alliance for Italy Tomorrow, Sunday, the program foresees the intervention of Emma Bonino, Senator of + Europe / Action and former Foreign Minister, then the election of the party organs and the final interventions of the elected President and the elected Secretary.
“I am sure that together we will do great things for the future of our country, that together without ambiguity we will win the policies of 2023 and after the vote we will give a reformist, democratic and pro-European government elected by the citizens to make politics at the service of our country”. Thus the leader of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, guest at the congress. “I’m sure we’ll discuss, but also we’ll fight, that’s how it works with Carlo, but then the right decisions will always be made for the good of the country”.
“I cannot promise you as Letta did that we will win the elections together but I am sure that between us there will be ample margins of collaboration”, said the deputy secretary of the League, Giancarlo Giorgetti, in connection with the Congress.
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