UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for “respect for Italy” and the coalition government of the populace and its national right, calling for “no preaching” to Rome.
“We have to show respect for Italy,” Juncker told Finke Medengrupp newspapers after the government formed by the right-wing National League and the five-star anti-enterprise movement.
This unprecedented alliance is led by Giuseppe Conte, a man of modern law in politics who is supposed to implement a security program against the austerity agreed by the two parties almost two weeks ago.
In response to a question about Italy’s huge debt, Juncker said he “absolutely does not support the preaching of Rome, which is what happened to Greece, especially from the German-speaking countries,” such as Germany during the Athens debt crisis.
He called for the same mistakes not to be made with Athens, especially when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left-wing Syriac party, came to power in early 2015.
“The dignity of the Greek people has been humiliated and this should not be repeated with Italy now,” the European Commission president said. I do not want to interfere in Italian domestic politics, “he said.
“I see the Italian president Sergio Matarilla very much, but in the atmosphere of this crisis, I have not spoken to him and I am relieved that I did not intervene even though the temptation was great,” Juncker said.
“The Italians know exactly what is good for their country and they will manage it,” he said.