Italy’s Matteo Salvini: EU has ‘ruined our country’

The Euroskeptic head of Italy’s League party appeared to strengthen his line against EU opposition to Italy’s tax-cutting budget on Friday. Speaking at an agricultural trade fair in Rome, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said: “The EU said yes to (past) budgets that impoverished Italy and made its situation precarious.” “So I don’t get up in the morning thinking about the judgment that people like Juncker and (EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre) Moscovici, who have ruined Europe and Italy, have of the government and of Italy,” Salvini added. ‘I talk to sober people’ On Tuesday, Salvini had threatened to seek damages from Juncker for scaring off investors by attacking Rome’s budget plans , amid some thinly veiled personal remarks levelled at the president.

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