ANSA: Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Euroskeptic League party, said on Monday he shared the same idea of Europe as the leader of France’s rightist nationalist Rassemblement National, lawmaker Marine Le Pen who was with him at a press conference in Rome. “We are against the enemies of Europe, who are Jean-Claude Juncker and Pierre Moscovici, closed in the bunker of Brussels”, added Salvini of the European Commission president and the European economic affairs commissioner, who have both urged the Italian government to abide by the EU’s budget rules and avoid deviating from the goals agreed with Brussels.
FRANCE24: Salvini’s words were echoed by Le Pen, the head of France’s National Rally, formerly known as the National Front. “We’re not fighting against Europe but against the European Union that has become a totalitarian system,” she said. “We are today at an historic moment. History with a capital ‘H’ will be written in May. It will be the emergence of a Europe of nations,” she added.