Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission President, likes a drink or two. At the NATO Dinner in July he was filmed swaying, stumbling and seemingly heavily under the influence. Obviously, the strain of presiding over the evil empire of the EU is taking its toll.
He recently commented that Italy’s current financial crisis could be as damaging to the EU as the Greek collapse. However, Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister was having none of it: I only talk to sober people who dont make comparisons that are neither here nor there.” He went on to suggest Juncker drink two glasses of wine before going public with such comparisons.
Friction between the EU and Italian government is at an all time high with the two bodies duking it out in public. Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs today branded the coalition Italian government “xenophobic”.
Salvini, who has been robust in his defence of the Italian government and by extension the choice of the Italian people in elected it, he accused the Eurocrat of “marauding”. He said there is no “racism or xenophobia” in Italy but a government “chosen by citizens” and that Italians were “dead tired” of the insults coming from Paris and Brussels.