Emmanuel Macron who? It is Matteo Salvini who is breathing fresh air into Europe.
– Turkey “will never be in Europe”, Matteo Salvini has vowed, launching plans for an EU which “recognizes [national] identity and culture” rather than one shaped around the demands of business and finance.
“The dangers are not in the past, as neither fascism nor communism will return.”
“Islamic extremism is the danger [now],” asserted the Italian vice-premier, before stating that Turkey “will never enter [Europe] under our watch. Never.”
“The EU chooses to pursue sanctions against Hungary and Poland while giving billions [of euros] to Turkey. The path to accession should not be suspended, but instead definitively cancelled,” he added, stressing that the majority-Muslim country “has nothing to do with Europe”.