- Italy: Anti-EU Alliance is BORN – Populist PM SWORN in Today in EU’s WORST NIGHTMARE
by ALICE SCARSI, https://www.express.co.uk/
ITALY populist forces and President Sergio Mattarella have made a breakthrough which looks like creating the European Union’s biggest nightmare: a eurosceptic government in the eurozone’s third-biggest economy.
The longest-ever political crisis in the history of the Italian Republic looks over after a long day of talks between all political forces. Lega’s Matteo Salvini and Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio found an agreement and assigned the eighteen ministerial posts available after a four-hour long meeting.
The eurosceptic pair will both be deputy prime ministers of a government led by law professor Giuseppe Conte, who returned to Rome after his resignation last week.
And europhile President Mattarella gave his blessing to all the decisions taken by Mr Salvini and Mr Di Maio, as the man he regarded as the main problem to the formation of the new executive, anti-euro economist Paolo Savona, has been moved from the Economy Ministry to the European Affairs one.