Matteo Salvini has had enough of Eurocrats in Brussels who have spent all of 2018 dictating to the Italian government the terms of the budget it should set in 2019. He said that all the stipulated conditions have been met and in doing so Italy has shown “common sense”.
French President Emmanuel Macron, having been forced to make concessions to the Yellow Vest movement, has increased France’s budget deficit in order to accommodate the changes. If the Commission allows this but not Italy’s budget Salvini said this would be unacceptable.
Speaking on Rete4’s Quarta Repubblica, Salvini said: “We have shown some common sense, reason and desire to dialogue but you need two people to dialogue. If you show common sense and on the other side they reciprocate such commons sense then friends as ever and we can back to work. I hope that on the other side, in Brussels, they will show common sense and not different treatments among EU siblings. Not if they count every single hair in Italy’s nose and France and Macron can spend all they want.”