If there were ever any doubts that the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition that now runs Italy has a plan to defy the European Union its proposed budget should quell them. Both Deputy Prime Ministers, Luigi Di Maio of Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of The League, were adamant about locking horns with European Union leadership over all issues of sovereignty between now and May’s European Parliamentary elections.
The Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and the leader of far-right French party Front National, Marine Le Pen held a debate on the economic growth and social future of Europe on Monday in Rome. The event took place at General Labour Union (UGL) headquarters, where the two politicians, both eurosceptics and advocates of anti-migration policies, discussed plans for “an alternative Europe” and presented what Salvini has called “Project for Africa”. “The enemies of Europe are those who are entrenched in the Brussels bunker. The enemies of the European people and of the happiness of the European people are Juncker and Moscovici,” Salvini said.