It would be fitting if the European Union were to come to a sticky end because of Italy, especially in Rome where the agreement that established the supremacist entity that we now call the European Union was signed.
For several decades after that 1957 treaty, Italy was one of the strongest supporters of the European project.
Having endured first fascism and then, after the war, unstable and ineffectual government, it suffered none of the angst about the loss of sovereignty that plagued British debates about joining the European Community. Moreover, in the early years of the union, Italy prospered. At one point its GDP overtook the UK’s, an event that was widely celebrated in Italy.
However the EU Establishment has once again proven that voting and democracy mean nothing and played the supremacist card up their sleeve to in a bi to maintain supremacy and domination over the poor migrant ravaged country.
President Sergio Mattarella, who was appointed by the previous left wing government, refused to accept the nomination of 81-year-old Paolo Savona as economy minister which has infuriated the leadership of both the Five Star Movement and The League which received a mandate to form a government last week.
Matteo Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigration League said on Facebook on Saturday that he was “very angry” at the impasse over the appointment of Mr Savona, who is a distinguished academic and former industry minister. Either “the government starts to work in the coming hours, or it’s better to hold new elections and take an absolute majority,” League chief Matteo Salvini, 45, said late on Saturday.
M5S was outraged by Mattarella’s decision, with 5-star leader Luigi Di Maio calling it “an institutional clash without precedent” in a Facebook live video.
“What’s the point of going to vote if it’s the ratings agencies that decide?” Di Maio fumed.
Italy’s Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte gave up on efforts to form a government on Sunday after the president apparently rejected his pick for the economy ministry, increasing the likelihood of another election this year.
Conte, a little-known law professor with no political experience, took his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella in a bid to end a two-month political stalemate.
The president had rejected Conte’s candidate to the Economy Ministry, the 81-year-old eurosceptic economist Paolo Savona.
Before Conte or Mattarella had finished their meeting, far-right League leader Matteo Salvini said that the only option now was to hold another election, probably later this year.
“In a democracy, if we are still in democracy, there’s only one thing to do, let the Italians have their say,” Salvini said in a fiery speech to supporters in central Italy.
Salvini and 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio had met Mattarella informally on Sunday to try to find a solution. Mattarella is expected to speak soon about his decision.
“The problem is Savona,” the coalition source said, explaining that the economist had not sufficiently softened some of his more eurosceptic positions.
On Sunday, Savona tried to allay concerns about his views in his first public statement on the matter. Savona has been a vocal critic of the euro and the European Union, but he has distinguished credentials, including as industry minister in the early 1990s.
“I want a different Europe, stronger, but more equal,” Savona said in a statement.