ROME (Reuters) – A well-known Italian senator is set to launch a political movement with a mission to take Italy out of the European Union, seeking to capitalise on anti-Brussels sentiment as the country struggles to revive its coronavirus-hit economy.
Italian Senator Gianluigi Paragone:
“We can no longer be blackmailed by countries that offend the great prestige of Italy,” Paragone said, adding that only a “really sovereign state”, like Britain, can address the economic crisis the pandemic has provoked.
A survey by pollster SWG at the end of May showed just 39% of Italians said they trusted the EU.
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