Gioia Tauro, Orrico (M5S): “Government safeguards the port. Amendment presented to waive taxation”


By John

“We have presented an amendment regarding the European delegation law to ask the Meloni government for an exemption from taxation on the port of Gioia Tauro”. The deputies of the 5 Star Movement stated this in a note Orrico, Scutellà and Iaria.

“Gioia Tauro – they say – is the main Italian transhipment port, the only one to accommodate the so-called container mother ships and it is therefore necessary that the government does everything in its power to safeguard it. The 5 Star Movement, in the Conte governments, has spent a lot on this strategic and crucial infrastructure for the country, managing to relaunch it. Now the European taxation system on polluting emissions from large ships will penalize the ports of our continent with the Calabrian port in the forefront and the concern of the port authority, workers and trade unions who fear the devastating effects of a absolutely discriminatory measure. It is also important – continue the five-star representatives – that the Calabria Region, with President Occhiuto, also makes its voice heard loudly before the government. Beyond belonging, we cannot back down from the protection of a fundamental asset for the future development of our land. The danger that – conclude Orrico, Scutellà and Iaria – the port of Gioia Tauro risks collapsing with the new rules is truly concrete considering the required application times, i.e. 2024. And Rome cannot remain inert and deaf in the face of a problem of national scope like this”.