On Wednesday, Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy, made it clear that “without Italy there is no Europe, but outside Europe there is less Italy”.
The Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, announced, on Wednesday, the strengthening of the country’s Europeanism, since “outside Europe there is less Italy”, and the will to push forward the necessary reforms to which it has called for several years.
Draghi was speaking before the Senate, which validated governance the former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) with 262 votes in favor, 40 against, mostly senators from the Brothers of Italy and the 5 Star Movement and two abstentions.
Mario Draghi managed to form a government with the support of almost all political forces with parliamentary representation, excluding the Brothers of Italy. The ability to join forces with opposing ideologies in favor of the country was praised by the leaders of the parties that supported the executive.
The head of the newly created Government made it clear that supporting the executive he created is “share the irreversibility of the euro election”And the perspective of“ an increasingly integrated European Union (EU) “.
“Without Italy there is no Europe, but outside Europe there is less Italy,” he stressed.
The former governor of the Bank of Italy argued that the country must foster strategic relations within the EU with France, Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Greece, countries with which it shares the management of the migratory phenomenon that has reached enormous proportions in the last decade.
The alliance with U.S needs to be strengthened, Draghi added, and dialogue with the China and Russia has to be promoted.
Among those who supported the Draghi Government are Matteo Salvini’s Liga, which in 2020 insisted on the thesis that the European Union was a disappointment and that a referendum on Italy’s stay would be “understandable”, and the 5 Star Movement, although with evident internal divisions, but which in 2017 proposed a popular consultation on the single currency, but whose debate was, however, abandoned.
Draghi also took advantage of the speech to give political actors a “scratch” for what he considered to be a decades-long delay in implementing the reforms the country needs.
Asking senators about whether they are willing to do their best to “promote human capital, education, school, university and culture“, the Prime Minister recalled that Italy must recover from the impact of the pandemic, which, according to several entities, should not happen until the end of 2022.