Autonomy; innovation, simplification and digital transformation; sustainability; safety; attention to fragility especially in the social and socio-health fields. These are the five priorities of the Regional Development Plan approved this evening in the Regional Council . The majority groups (48) voted against the Democratic Party, M5Stelle, the European Civic Lombardi and + Europe (30). 

” With the implementation of the Regional Development Program, Lombardy confirms itself to be a Region projected into the future and a driving force for the entire country – highlighted by the Chairman of the Budget Committee and rapporteur of the provision Silvia Sardone (Forza Italia) -.This document confirms Lombardy as a reality linked to the vocation of its territories, strong in its identity, capable of combining solidarity and competition. A Lombardy that is therefore more autonomous, competitive, attractive, supportive, safe and fast, capable of constructively collaborating with all the forces active in the Lombardy region and of listening and welcoming the various contributions that are proposed “.

During the final vote, numerous amendments and agendas were received from various group groups, including minorities. The majority of center-right in the interventions in the Hall has repeatedly underlined the great strategic themes that fall within the Plan and that aim to make concrete and incisive the action of regional government to give citizens and businesses the answers they expect, starting with goal of autonomy. The judgment of the PD, which defined the PRS as a book of dreams, is lacking, but it is lacking, especially in the health field, the decisive momentum to give citizens better services. Negative vote also by the 5 Star Movement, which defined the PRS as an unfinished work because some topics have not even been touched,

 

The objectives of the PRS
Within the document there is support for the candidacy of Milan and Lombardy in theWinter Games 2026, a strongintegration between social and housing policies, new incentives tointegrate cultural and tourism policies. On the security front, in particular, greater coordination with the Municipalities is envisaged for the implementation ofinitiatives to combat illegal immigrationin connection with the Prefectures and Police Forces, also with a view to favoring therepatriation of irregularities, and measures to theintegration of regular immigrants

The objectives of the Plan include the need to have access togreater autonomy in the coordination of public finance and the tax system to bring benefits to the business world, using the tax flexibility of IRAP and asking the Parliament to set up special economic zones (Zes), to encourage the development of new investments in the territory Lombard and to allow more investment to local authorities. 

The Region intends to preside over all the negotiating tables open and which will open in the coming months to support the territory and the productive sectors of Lombardy through lobbying and networking with the other European Regions:in particular, the nodes of the agri-food sector, the transport sector and the environment will be addressed. But the work on the new programming seven-year period 2021-2028 and on the new CAP will also be great. 

Other objectives are the realization of a ” Strategic Program for Simplification and Digital Transformation in Lombardy”,the measurement of administrative burdens aimed at their progressive reduction (document office acquisition and self-certification), the implementation of the Single Desk for access to public administration services for citizens and businesses, the simplification of regional calls and the related verification and monitoring procedures, the digitization of municipal services and procedures (electronic payments, digital identity, digital preservation, e-procurement and digital security). 

On the environmental sustainability front, priority to the improvement of air quality, to the development of the green regional infrastructure, to the integration of urban / territorial policies with those of water quality and to the containment of land consumption. 
The implementation and adjustment of the social and health system , following the reform approved in the last parliamentary term, will have to be reconciled with new policies for the family, with the implementation of measures for the free provision of basic services for children and with the strengthening of social housing policies. 

Finally, new investments in cybersecurity are planned to increase security and innovation in schools and in those dedicated to early childhood, for the promotion of social cohesion and legality in neighborhoods to counteract housing disadvantage and illegal and for a greater safety of the railway service.

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