Poland, Italy will be key to ‘new spring’ in Europe: Salvini
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday he wanted Rome and Warsaw to join forces in reshaping the EU.
Matteo Salvini talks to reporters in Warsaw. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
During a visit to Warsaw ahead of May elections to the European Parliament, Salvini told reporters that the two countries would be key players in a “new spring” in Europe.
Salvini was speaking during a trip in which he held talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński.
Later in the day he was to meet Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party.
Italian daily La Repubblica reported ahead of Salvini's visit that he aimed to build an alliance of the most conservative parties in Europe and that these could form their own group in the European Parliament after May elections to the assembly.
Salvini is the leader of the right-wing League party, one of the two in Italy’s ruling coalition.
Ahead of Salvini’s visit, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański said that the Italian government was the “forerunner of change” in Europe.
Szymański said that the political landscape was changing in Europe and Poland should look for potential partners in order to carry out reforms in the EU.