Image of Giorgia Meloni, Italian PM, wearing a red blazer standing in front of flags.

Meloni praises Puglia and speaks of “busy and important” autumn ahead


The autumn is set to be “very busy and important”, Premier Giorgia Meloni said in a statement to the Nuovo Quotidiano di Puglia on Thursday.

Meloni is on holiday in the Puglia region in the ‘heel’ of Italy’s ‘boot’.

“Puglia is an extraordinary region, an Italian pearl, where culture and history blend with the beauty of nature, among centuries-old olive trees and breathtaking beaches,” said Meloni.

“Not to mention the excellence of its food and wine, which tell of a culinary tradition that can only be succumbed to,” she added.

“Once again this year I have decided to spend a few days here with my family in August to recharge my batteries, in the run-up to what will be a very busy and important autumn for Italy,” continued the premier.

“However, I will be back soon,” she concluded. Puglia is hosting the G7 summit in 2024 after this year’s meeting hosted by Japan.

What does lie ahead for the autumn in parliament?

Meloni was not exaggerating when she said the autumn is a busy time for the government and parliament.

There are numerous political issues waiting to be tackled. These include the opposition-backed minimum wage bill, which was suspended for 60 days at the beginning of the month. Also on the table are the budget law, ratification of the treaty for the new European Stability Mechanism (ESM) bailout fund and justice reform, among other things.

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