Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini launched a scathing attack on European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker and Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, and called them enemies of Europe. He stated that the globalist policies created by senior EU officials were detrimental to Europe:
“People like Juncker and Moscovici have ruined Europe and our country,” Salvini, said in Rome on Friday, Reuters reported. The interior minister added that his far-right League party is “trying to change this Europe from the inside.”
During a joint press conference with French far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Salvini stated “The enemies of Europe are those sealed in the bunker of Brussels. It’s Juncker and Moscovici who have brought fear and job insecurity to Europe.”
Salvini asserted that Brussels’ economic measures have caused Italy to suffer and he is not planning on responding to complaints from Juncker or Moscovici regarding Italy’s proposed budget.
Moscovici demanded that Brussels cease its national sovereignty over finance and create a joint budget between the Eurozone countries to put an end to populist politics in the bloc.
The League (Lega) leader said, “They should say what they want, we will continue.” He noted that his party will align with other patriotic forces across Europe in the upcoming European Parliament elections in order to transform the currently globalist-led bloc’s course to one which deems national sovereignty with utmost respect.
Salvini stressed, “I will be happy to rebuild a new Europe with the popular vote of May , I work only for the good and the future of the Italian people.”
Moscovici criticized Italian and Hungarian voters for choosing governments opposed to Brussels’ plans for a neoliberal EU superstate.
During an OECD conference in Paris on Wednesday, the eurocrat said “Like the Hungarians, also the Italians have opted for a decidedly eurosceptic and xenophobic government which, on migrant and budget issues, is trying to get out of European obligations.”
Salvini responded by declaring “There’s no racism or xenophobia in Italy, but finally a government chosen by citizens, which has blocked migrant smugglers and shut the ports.”