Italy may exit EU due to delay in assistance against coronavirus
Leader of Italian political party ‘League’, former vice-premier of Italy called EU ‘den of snakes and jackals’
The leader of the Italian political party League, former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, announced the possible withdrawal of his country from the European Union due to the delay in helping to overcome the coronavirus epidemic, as Affar Italiani reports.
“This is crazy. Europe needs another fifteen days to decide what to do, whether to help, whom and how. In the midst of an emergency when people die, now from pneumonia, tomorrow, possibly from poverty,” – the politician said.
Commenting on the confrontation in the EU over assistance in the fight against coronavirus, as well as the refusal of Germany and the countries of Northern Europe in response to the request of Italy, Salvini did not exclude the possibility of his country leaving the European Union and the eurozone.
“This is a den of snakes and jackals. First we defeat the virus, then remember Europe. And, if necessary, we say goodbye. Without even thanking,” – the former Minister of Internal Affairs noted.
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