In an interview for “Il Corriere della Sera”, the Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio speaks about Recovery Fund and about the situation in the government. Meanwhile, tensions on ESM and migrants are increasing among his party M5S.
What does Di Maio think about Recovery Fund?
During an interview for “Il Corriere della Sera”, the Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio speaks about his own opinion about Recovery Fund, as well as about the current situation in the government and his worryings. Di Maio tells “Il Corriere” he is worried about the fact that some EU countries may veto Recovery Fund. “It makes me feel worried because we are in a health crisis. I am worried about the coronavirus outbreak. Enterprises which rightly ask for responses make me feel worried. I am worried about families’ uncertainity. And most of all, the unbridled need of visibility by someone who improvises an asset proposal in this awful time”, Di Maio claims.
He goes on by saying: “We cannot tax who creates jobs in this time. But it is not only that. By using this approach, we will get to hit the lower middle class. Asset proposals are like income taxes. M5S will never be endorsing an initiative such as this one”.
Di Maio on ESM and majority in government
In this interview, Di Maio speaks also about ESM. He claims that ESM will never set foot in Italy until M5S will be in the government. He also says that PM Conte and the government are getting concentrated on Recovery Plan. The Italian foreign minister tells the newspaper about the chance to enlarge the majority in government. He points out that he endorses the dialogue, however he thinks that everyone has to stay in place. Di Maio also ponts out that Forza Italia has already made it clear that they do not want to become part of the majority in government, and so this is such an unuseful speech.
Crisis among M5S
Meanwhile, tensions about ESM and migrants are going to increase among the M5S, Di Maio’s party. There is someone who threatens to leave the movement, and blaims the party by saying so: “Who remains is only because he cares about his chair”.