Matteo Salvini, the Leader of Lega and the man tipped to become Italy’s new Interior Minister, has said he wants to slash the current €5bn asylum and migration budget – he also tore into Jean-Claude Juncker.
Italy seems to be on the verge of a Eurosceptic coalition between the 5 Star Movement and Lega, and it spells disaster for the EU.
Salvini: “It’s now necessary to cut 5 billions in funds directed towards welcoming illegal immigrants”. According to the Five Star-Lega programme, they will be directed towards repatriations instead.
— Alessandra Bocchi (@alessabocchi) June 1, 2018
Salvini reportedly gave a speech yesterday evening saying he wants to ‘take a scissor’ to the €5bn migrant budget, a comment that hints that he intends to make good on his promise to increase migrant repatriations instead of simply letting them move to Italy permanently.