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Translation from Italian – December 13, 2006

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Cuffaro, The Government Made A Mistake With Ri.MED

“I read in the Sole 24 Ore about an offer from Ireland to build in that country the biotechnology center that was foreseen for Carini, in the province of Palermo. Confronted with the continuous distortion by the Prodi government, it is inevitable that the Americans choose to consider this offer” stated the President of the Region of Sicily, Salvatore Cuffaro, who added “It is the inevitable consequence of the incredible behavior of our national government. Sicily now risks losing a great development opportunity and the entire country is certainly not projecting a good image in front of the international scientific community”. “The politics of illogical and irrational cuts”, he added, “driven only by intentions to punish Sicily, continue to demonstrate their worse side and to build damage upon damage. Our calls to the Sicilian parliament did not help, even the voices of over 1,200 international researchers, and intellectuals from the left that joined the call to save Ri.MED, were not listened to, even the mobilization of the public was not enough”. “I ask myself”, he concluded, “what else can be done to make the voice of the people heard by a blind government”.


Original Italian text



(ANSA) - PALERMO, 13 DIC - "Leggo dal 'Sole 24 Ore' di


un'offerta giunta dall'Irlanda per realizzare in quelle terre il


centro per le biotecnologie che era previsto a Carini, in


provincia di Palermo. A fronte del continuo tergiversare del


governo Prodi è inevitabile che gli americani scelgano di


valutare questa offerta".


Lo dice il presidente della Regione siciliana, Salvatore


Cuffaro, che aggiunge: "E' l'inevitabile conseguenza


dell'incredibile atteggiamento assunto dal governo nazionale. La


Sicilia rischia, adesso, di perdere una grande occasione di


sviluppo e l'intero Paese non fa certo una bella figura di


fronte alla comunità scientifica internazionale".


"La politica dei tagli illogici e irrazionali - aggiunge -


guidati solo da intenzioni punitive nei confronti della Sicilia,


continua a mostrare il suo volto peggiore e ad arrecare danni su


danni. Non sono serviti i nostri appelli ai parlamentari


siciliani di tutti gli schieramenti, non viene ascoltata neanche


la voce di oltre 1.200 ricercatori internazionali, intellettuali


anche di sinistra che hanno firmato l'appello per salvare il


Ri.Med, non è bastata neanche la mobilitazione popolare".


"Mi chiedo - conclude - cos'altro si può fare per far


sentire la voce della gente a un governo cieco". (ANSA).

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