Italian Democratic Officials warn of the Issues that will come with a win for the Italian Right-Wing in September
Enrico Letta warned of the threats that the right-wing party brings against Europe's Democracy...
Enrico Letta, the leader of the Italian Democratic Party, warned that the Italian Nationalistic Parties pose threats to the European Democracy. He also promised that the Democratic Party of Italy would continue to strive in keeping Italy at the center of the EU if he wins his election next month.
The statement from Letta comes just days after Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Brothers of Italy party, did a video of herself disputing the claims that a win for her would hurt Italy and its Democracy. At the moment, the Democratic Party and the Brothers of Italy party are the leading parties heading into the Italian Parliamentary Election which takes place on September 25th.
A solid coalition has been formed by the Brothers of Italy as they combined themselves with the League Party and the Forza Italia party headed by Matteo Salvini and Solvio Berlusoni respectively. Enrico Letta has also attempted to form a deal which eventually fell apart in a single day. Letta’s relationship with Matteo Renzi, the former Premier, also has gone cold.
The dangers of the right-wing party outlined include things such as vetoes and demands of unanimity. An example given by Letta was Hungary’s Viktor Orban who Letta claims is “a friend and ally of the Italian right. Orban has used these tools to defeat sanctions against Russia and on migration issues.” Letta also went on to say that the right-wing party does not support the EU pandemic funds in the EU Parliament.
The right-wing party also reportedly voted against a treaty between France and Italy to put the ties at the same level as the historic Franco-German relationship that has been the engine of post-war European peace and prosperity.
“Europe has always been part of our DNA because we believe that cooperation between countries and finding common solutions is better than finding solutions that are only national or nationalistic.”
Enrico Letta concluded.