European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned Italy of possible problems if the centre-right coalition wins the parliamentary elections. Reuters writes about it.
The publication called the statement of the head of the European Commission a “barely hidden threat” ahead of the September 25 elections, in which the right-wing bloc’s “Georgia Mellon” is expected to win.
“My approach is that if any democratic government wants to work with us, then we will work together.” If the job becomes difficult, then, as I said about Hungary and Poland, we have the tools,” warned Ursula von der Leyen.
Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned in a second attempt. The politician explained his decision by saying that “national unity, which his government supported, no longer exists.” At first, Italian President Sergio Mattarella refused to accept Mario Draghi’s resignation and insisted on his speech in parliament.
At the same time, more than a thousand mayors signed an open letter to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi not to resign. In response, the opponents of the head of government accused the signatories of the letter of “shameless” interference in political affairs.