“I’m afraid” – Prodi compares Meloni government to black and blue


Former President of the European Commission and ex-Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi has criticized the new right-wing government under Giorgia Meloni. “I fear a weaker Italian presence in Europe. My country has a future only if it remains closely linked to Europe,” said the centre-left politician. In addition, make a comparison with the assumption of office of black and blue in Austria in 2000.

Prodi fears Italy’s right-wing government may distance itself from the EU. In an interview with the “Kleine Zeitung”, the ex-prime minister described sympathy for Hungary and Poland as a “disaster”.

Prodi was President of the European Commission in 2000
Nevertheless, the centre-left politician calls for the new government to be judged by its actions and draws a comparison with the black-blue party that took office in Austria in 2000: “I was Commission President when Jörg Haider’s FPÖ came to power in 2000. Jacques Chirac and other EU leaders wanted to punish Austria. You put a lot of pressure on me. I said, ‘I don’t respond to an election result. I react when politics takes a wrong turn.’ That also applies to Italy.”

Political discontent in Italy led to the election of a party rooted in fascism, the social-democratic ex-prime minister emphasized.

Meloni Italy’s first female prime minister
Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister on Saturday. Deputy heads of government are Matteo Salvini (Lega) and Antonio Tajani (Forza Italia). The ministerial appointments correspond to the balance of power in the coalition: Fratelli d’Italia held nine ministerial posts, Lega appointed five ministers and Forza Italia four ministers.

The far-right Fratelli d’Italia, the right-wing populist Lega and the conservative Forza Italia had already formed a right-wing electoral alliance before the elections at the end of September, which then won a large majority in both houses of the Italian parliament.

Source: Krone


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