Not only the Palazzo della Regione: the candidacy of Turin as the headquarters of the European Anti-Money Laundering Authority, it also contains the Curia Maxima in via Corte d'Appello as a proposal. This was announced today by the mayor of Turin, Stephen Lo Russo, and the president of Piedmont, Alberto Cirio, during the press conference to present the candidacy. Both possible venues offer an area of over 10 square meters which can accommodate around 400 people. In addition to Turin in the race there are Milan, Palermo, Rome, Venice, Naples, Warsaw and Berlin. For Cirio and Lo Russo "Turin has all the credentials to host such a high-profile European authority".
While the president of the promoting committee Alberto Perduca and the former magistrate Gian Carlo Caselli underlined that “some of the most important Italian institutions for the protection of legality were born here. The history of the Guardia di Finanza itself began in Turin, in 1774, with the establishment of the first Corps specialized in military defense of borders and surveillance of the customs cordon. The Carabinieri Corps was born here in 1814. And the first trials were also held in Turin, with the participation of sworn citizens, against the main armed terrorist formations”, they concluded.
“On the future of the Palazzo della Regione in Piazza Castello we are also working in other directions in addition to the European Anti-Money Laundering Authority to guarantee a destination for these buildings”, Cirio said on the sidelines of the presentation of the dossier. “We don't want to forget these buildings, making them lively places, thus also making the surrounding neighborhood work. This Dossier rewards the vocation of a territory. Let's just think of a giant like Intesa-Sanpaolo who wanted to establish cyber-security right in our territory. The Authority brings not only luster or image but hundreds of jobs. Hundreds of people who come to work here from abroad and buy and bring their children to school in Turin. I will be in Brussels on Wednesday, where the Parliament is voting jointly, to ask the Council that the mechanism for choosing the seat of the Authority is not in the rooms, but that it allows for the comparison of the various offers also by comparing the hypotheses with the talks with the individual interested cities”, concluded Cirio.
“The arrival of the European Anti-Money Laundering Authority in Turin would bring more than 600 European officials to our city,” said Mayor Lo Russo. “We are convinced of the strength of the City, even more so because we are bringing this Dossier with the support of the Piedmont Region. On the Center the reasoning is ongoing. There are some moves at the moment, but there are many interests with respect to the new occupation of the spaces. The idea is to bring new urban functions to the city center because it is the beating heart of the city and we want it to continue to be so”, concluded Lo Russo.
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