Zingaretti, Fico and Speranza ram Fincantieri’s Fremm into Egypt? France and Germany hope …

Zingaretti, Fico and Speranza ram Fincantieri's Fremm into Egypt? France and Germany hope ...

Zingaretti writes to Repubblica about the Regeni-chasing Conte case and the newspaper directed by Molinari writes: doubts of ministers and representatives of the Democratic Party, Leu and M5S questions the sale of Fincantieri's Fremm to Egypt? Yet no minister in the cabinet voted against … Facts, names, reconstructions

"We have never tied the story of the Italian frigates to the Egyptian Navy to the idea of ​​a possible obscene exchange between the sale of weapons and human rights, and President Conte did well to give immediate availability to report to the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission" .

The secretary of the Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti, wrote in a letter to Repubblica on the case of Giulio Regeni, the Italian researcher kidnapped and killed in Cairo four years ago.

For Zingaretti it is "of fundamental importance therefore that the Government, with the figures in charge at the highest levels, already take all the steps necessary to obtain the basic conditions from Egypt to start the process", in addition to "receiving from the Egyptian authorities the legal domicile of those whom the Prosecutor of Rome has investigated since December 2018 to be involved in the kidnapping and murder of Regeni ".

"It is not a technical fact," says the secretary of the Democratic Party, because "in a state of law such as Italy, the start of a trial is linked to the possibility of the defendants to defend themselves and therefore in the first place to be warned" .

The letter from the secretary of the Democratic Party to the Republic induces the newspaper directed by Maurizio Molinari to write that "in the majority a game that had been given for closure and that, instead, suddenly not only rekindles" is reopened , ie the sale of 2 Fremm of Fincantieri in Egypt .

To raise doubts and perplexities on the Fincantieri-Egypt operation (on which there was the political ok of Palazzo Chigi thanks also to the work of the military adviser to Prime Minister Conte, Carlo Magrassi) are representatives and ministers of both the Democratic Party and Leu , as well as the 5 Star Movement.

"On the Regeni affair for us the truth about his death comes before everything, it comes before commercial agreements and geopolitics: it is a wound in the national conscience that must be healed as soon as possible", Federico Fornaro said in the Chamber today, group leader of Leu (the party of the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza), intervening in the debate following Conte's information in view of the EU Council on Friday.

Yet, as revealed just days ago by the Republic , no minister opposed the cabinet when it came to the sale of Fincantieri's Fremm to Egypt.

So just amine?

Or France and Germany mumble for Fincantieri's order?

Some say that in Paris they are surprised-disappointed by the operation of Fincantieri that cripples for the next few years the aims of the French Naval Group and in Berlin they wonder what will happen to the super order for the frigates / corvettes Meko A200 and A100 of the German company Blohm und Voss.

So, is it an Italian girl or a Franco-German girl?

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THE LETTER OF ZINGARETTI IN REPUBLIC

Dear Director, the news of a meeting between the Rome Public Prosecutor and the magistrates of the Cairo Public Prosecutor set for July 1 is of great relevance. Confirms how useful the maintenance of relations with Egypt is to continue the search for the truth on the case of Giulio Regeni. On the occasion of the meeting, however, it will be of fundamental importance, among other things, to receive from the Egyptian authorities the legal "domicile" of those whom the Prosecutor of Rome has investigated since December 2018 to be involved in the kidnapping and murder of Regeni. It is not a technical fact. In a rule of law such as Italy, the start of a trial is linked to the possibility of the defendants to defend themselves and therefore in the first place to be warned.
We have never linked the story of the Italian frigates to the Egyptian Navy to the idea of ​​a possible obscene exchange between the sale of arms and human rights, and President Conte did well to give immediate availability to report to the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission.
For this reason, the Italian government must now be consistent with the affirmed will to continue the battle for the search for truth.
It is therefore of fundamental importance that the government, with the figures in charge at the highest levels, already take all the steps necessary to obtain the basic conditions for starting the process from Egypt and the possibility of taking further steps forward in bilateral relations. This commitment is a necessary and important act towards Giulio Regeni, his family but also for the credibility of Italy.
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EXTRACT FROM THE REPUBLIC ARTICLE ON FREMM TO EGYPT

Zingaretti's initiative indicates to the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, a tight time. Ore. He asks him to go as soon as possible to report to the parliamentary committee of inquiry, which will happen shortly, probably days. And in the majority reopen a game that had been given for closed and that, instead, suddenly not only rekindles. But it also risks putting the whole government in great difficulty. The 5 Stars march in random order: on the one hand the President of the Chamber, Roberto Fico – "the politician closest to us" said Giulio Regeni's parents, still in these hours – has not yet taken a public position. But he did not hide all his disappointment about the operation first with many government officials and then within the Movement. The Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio, slipped out of the way, putting all political responsibility for the operation in the hands of Prime Minister Conte: he did so publicly in the Chamber, and repeated it on the Council of Ministers. The Democratic Party is split between those who, like the defense minister Lorenzo Guerini, dismiss the game. And who – as evidenced by the letter from Zingaretti, the interview with the former Interior Minister Marco Minniti and Dario Franceschini's private outings – believes that the "political cost" of such an operation is too high. Again: a piece of MPs from the 5 Star Movement – some of whom have been talking to Leu and the Democratic Party for some time – have presented (first signer the deputy Paolo Lattanzio) a question to Di Maio asking to review arms exports to Egypt . While the secretary of Leu, Nicola Fratoianni, said he was against the sale of the Fremm saying that he would have expected "a clearer stance by all the forces that support the government. Also by Minister Speranza ". Her minister.
Zingaretti's move, Fratoianni's words in Speranza do not have a random timing.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/zingaretti-fico-speranza-fremm-fincantieri-egitto-francia-germania/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=zingaretti-fico-speranza-fremm-fincantieri-egitto-francia-germania on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 14:35:38 +0000.