Italy’s Matteo Salvini mocks ‘Macron-Merkel’ Pact, claiming the Franco-German alliance will soon be reshaped by new leaders at the European Parliament elections.
New forces from the right are emerging in Europe. Pompous ceremonies aside, things will be much different than what Macron and Merkel envision.
– According to Express, Salvini claimed the renewed alliance did not bother him. He argued the French President had enough to deal with in his own country regarding the many promises he made and could not keep and branded the German Chancellor “weak”.
In his refreshing direct style, Salvini told Radio Rai1: “Macron has his own problems with millions of French people to whom he made a lot of promises he didn’t keep.
“Merkel is in a weak position.”
“French companies have shopped in Italy for €70 billion, but when an Italian company like Fincantieri tries to buy a French company they appeal to the European authorities.”
“We are Europeans, we will remain Europeans but we are not stupid.”
Salvini went on: ”He has less than 20 percent of the support in France at the moment. I hope French people will make different choices sooner or later.”
“[With the European elections] much of the equilibrium in Europe will change. The European Parliament will change, the European Commissioners will change.”
“If Macron would like to show some goodwill, we have names and surnames of some Italian terrorists who have been residing in France for years and of whom we will request the extradition.”
* Wow, these are some heavy punches landed by Salvini.
The EU ‘prize fight’ between Salvini and Macron that many in the media predicted is turning into a mismatch. While Macron may be adored in Berlin and Brussels, he is detested by his own people and cannot venture into his own streets. Meanwhile, Salvini is winning what matters…the hearts and minds of Europeans.
The V4 Report always thought Macron was a lightweight; but even we underestimated the power of Salvini. If this new alliance remains united, Viktor Orban’s, Visegrad’s and Salvini’s influence will only be strengthened in Europe.
Bold leadership attracts others to the cause. More leaders in Europe will soon be following. Onwards! 🔔🥊