It would be a fatal mistake for the
rightwing League party to split in Europe with its allies,
Premier Giorgia Meloni's rightwing Brothers of Italy (FdI) and
Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani's
centre-right Berlusconist Forza Italia (FI) party, League leader
Matteo Salvini told a rally of the rightwing Identity and
Democracy (ID) caucus members in Florence Sunday.
"The centre-right in Europe can only bring about a revolution if it is united, not a small Italian political polemic," Salvini said at the end of the convention of the 'sovereignists' and allied parties of the League in Europe.
"The Italian government is not in question and will govern for the full five years that the Italians voted for us.
"I work very well with Giorgia and Antonio and I am planning infrastructures that need years to move forward (the Messina Bridge, ed.).
"But to my friends on the centre-right I say: just as we are taking Italy by the hand to bring it back to growth, it would be a fatal mistake to divide the centre-right in Europe".
While the League spearheads ID, Fdi leads the Tory-founded European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) caucus and FI is in the centre-right European People's Party (EPP).
Tajani this week ruled out an alliance featuring rightist anti-Islam Dutch election winner Geert Wilders.
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