MATTEO Salvini sent a stern warning to the EU claiming the Brussels bloc would come to an end if the European Commission agreed to Emmanuel Macron's new costly budget whilst sanctioning Italy on the same issue.
Speaking to the press on his visit to Israel, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister claimed his Government has come up with a solution to the ongoing budget row with the European Commission. But Matteo Salvini launched a scathing attack against the Brussels bloc at the news French President Emmanuel Macron has put forward new costly economic measures to respond to the deadly Paris riots.
The new measures will leave France with a bigger budget deficit than Italy, putting the European Commission in a compromising position as it prepares to sanction Italy on its budget.
Mr Salvini claimed the European Union would come to an end if Brussels decided to approve President Macron's measures in this moment of difficulty for France but refused to budge on Italy's demands.
“I trust in Brussels’ common sense and I refuse to imagine that they would act as nothing happened in the face of Macron’s request of billions because he is obviously struggling while they reject Italians’ demands.
Clemens Fuest, President of Germany’s IFO Institute, claimed the French President should face the same disciplinary procedure as Italy from the European Commission arguing Mr Macron's response to the riots is a mere "tax giveaway".
He said: “Macron’s response suggests that a rioting and pillaging mob can dictate politics, while those who demonstrate peacefully - or not at all - are ignored.