Giorgia Meloni furious after this departure of a French minister

PIERO CRUCIATTI / AFP The leader of Italy’s far-right Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party Giorgia Meloni addresses supporters during a rally as part of the general election campaign, at Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 11 March. September 2022. (Photo by Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP)

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Giorgia Meloni furious after this output of Laurence Boone in the Italian press.

ITALY – A first exchange of arms between Italy and France while Giorgia Meloni is not (yet) Prime Minister. In an interview published this Friday, October 7, in the great Italian newspaper the Republicthe secrétaire d’État chargée de l’Europe Laurence Boone was part of the vigilance de la France à l’égard des politiques menées dans les prochains mois por la coalition de droite et d’extrême droite who reported the legislative elections of 25 September .

“We respect the democratic choice of Italians”says the French leader. ” Our values […] They are different “however continues Laurence Boone, who adds: “We will be very attentive to respect the values ​​and norms of the rule of law. The European Union has already shown vigilance towards other countries such as Hungary and Poland. »

Emmanuel Macron’s Secretary of State mentions in particular the issue of human rights. “We must raise our voice in the EU bodies for the preservation of the rights of women, sexual minorities and all minorities in general. When we see what happened in the United States, we understand that we must remain extremely vigilant. » A thinly veiled allusion to criticism of Giorgia Meloni’s party, Brothers of Italy, accused in particular of restricting access to abortion in the Marche region that he heads.

An exit that was well received by Rome, Giorgia Meloni denouncing a “ unacceptable threat of interference”. “I want to hope that, as often happens, the left-wing press has misrepresented the real statements made by foreign government officials, and I hope that the French government will immediately deny these statements. »

With these statements, the French minister responds to the blunder of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne », adds Giorgia Meloni. On September 26, the day after Giorgia Meloni’s victory, Elisabeth Borne warned that France would be “ vigilant” a “ respect ” Human rights and women’s right to abortion.

With this departure, the likely future prime minister is once again stirring up anti-French sentiment, one of the favorite activities of the Italian far right. At the Ministry of the Interior in 2018 and 2019, Matteo Salvini, an ally of Giorgia Meloni in the last elections, had regularly criticized the performance of the French police in the management of migrants.

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