November 20, 201916.26 Reform of the Mes? "The Italian banking world has not been informed" Thus the president Abi, Patuelli, about the Mes reform, on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels. "The banks have about 400 billion Italian public debt. My problem is to understand what the Italian Republic does to protect the debt," he said. "If the conditions relating to the public debt are altered, either due to greater absorption or to elements that favor claims, it is clear that ... we will not buy it anymore," added Patuelli.