After the government crisis, which saw the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi from the role of president of the council of ministers, Italy now has a new government. The president of the republic Giorgio Napolitano, had given a mandate to form the new team of the executive to Mario Monti, president of Bocconi.
The professor, after consulting the political parties and the social partners, this morning formally accepted the job by presenting the new government team. The new executive must now have the confidence of the two branches of parliament, in order to be fully operational. Trust is an almost predictable act, as all political parliamentary forces, with the exception of the Northern League, have supported the choice of the president of the republic. During these hectic days of political crisis, which saw President Napolitano as the undisputed protagonist, there was a public ceremony at the Quirinale, the annual meeting with the "New Italians". In many, we thought the president would postpone the meeting, given the situation. So it was not and Napolitano was of an exceptional clarity: "children born in Italy, who until the 18 years are deprived of the citizenship of a country to which they believe they belong, they feel sorry and wonder, why they feel already Italian like their peers. We heard this in the interview with the young woman from the G2 network, which unites the second generations. Furthermore - the president continued - it is necessary to reflect on the possibility of a reform of the methods and times for the recognition of citizenship "to the children of immigrants in our country. On this point, Napolitano later recalled, “a significant and widespread political sensitivity was reached in the discussion of the January 2010 in the Chamber. We must recognize as Italian citizens children born in Italy from foreign parents "With the Northern League at the opposition, perhaps even the PDL will manage to pass some common sense laws, such as that of citizenship to the children of immigrants born or raised in Italy by foreign parents, partly recovering bipartisan attempts from the past such as Sarubbi - Granata which had been proposed by 50 deputies from all sides. The certainty that the president's gesture was not a coincidence, has confirmed him today, the composition of the new government. For the first time ever we find a dicastery, dedicated to two themes inextricably linked to each other, international cooperation and integration. The role of minister in that position will be played by Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant'Egidio who has spent a great deal of time in defense of immigrants and their rights. Furthermore, the new minister is one of the leading figures in the secular world close to the Church, and has contributed to important international peace actions, collecting awards and praise. Waiting to see the new minister at work, one can only hope for a reintegration of Italy into the political practices of the advanced western countries. Another very important department, always, for the life of immigrants in Italy, is that of the interior. Also in this case the premises seem good. To occupy that place there will be a prefect woman, Anna Maria Cancellieri, specializing in the very delicate management of common commissions (Bologna and Parma, the latest in chronological order). One might think that perhaps the interior ministry also needed an extraordinary commissioner, after the Northern League policies, especially in the field of immigration and civil rights. The Ministry of Education and University, crucial given the number of children of immigrants present in Italian schools, is led by Francesco Profumo, former rector of the Polytechnic of Turin and a member of many important CDAs in Italy. When he led the polytechnic, one of the poles of excellence of the Italian university system, he greatly favored the international aspect and he himself participated in many international research groups as well as having a large number of publications. Surely the experience does not lack them and knows the university world in depth and above all the positive aspects of interculturality in the Italian school. The government, in addition to the three members closest to immigration issues, is composed of technicians. With this term, which can be reductive, it is usually intended to describe people who have never been actively present at the level of political parties. Many are university professors, the defense minister Giampaolo di Paola is a high-ranking military at NATO level, the newly appointed foreign minister Giulio Tersi di Sant'Agata, an ambassador who has served in the globe, the new environment minister Corrado Clini was general manager of the same ministry for over 15 years. The department of the economy has been interim to the new president of the council Mario Monti. At this point we just have to wish good work and wait for the high caliber of the government team to be matched by a similarly high level of government action.
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