EU Appointments: Why Meloni Decided on the Rift and the Margins for Mending | EUROtoday

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The deal comes simply earlier than midnight. The European Council offers the inexperienced gentle to Ursula von der Leyen's candidacy for a second time period on the helm of the Commission, elects the socialist Antonio Costa as President of the Council and entrusts the Estonian liberal Kaja Kallas with the position of High Representative for Foreign Policy.

The choice on prime jobs is taken however with out Italy's sure.

The tear

Giorgia Meloni votes towards Costa and Kallas and decides to abstain on von der Leyen. The rift is consummated within the area of some minutes however is the results of a political selection that has been thought of for days and which resulted within the harsh speech given the day earlier than by the Prime Minister in Parliament. Despite the makes an attempt to fix fences carried out particularly by the Populars, Meloni reiterates «the opposition to the strategy adopted by the negotiators» of the EPP, Socialists and Liberals. The threat of “isolation” for the Prime Minister is a false downside. As is the truth that Italy has a number of pending points in Brussels, beginning with the infringement process for extreme deficit and the upcoming negotiation on the price range. A extreme perspective in the direction of Italy «can be shameful» anticipates the Prime Minister.

The tribute to the federal government allies

But it have to be mentioned instantly that we’re nonetheless within the first half of a sport destined to proceed till July 18, when the Plenary of the European Parliament can be known as to substantiate von der Leyen's candidacy. Sources from Palazzo Chigi clarify the abstention with respect to von der Leyen's encore additionally with the necessity to bear in mind the “different evaluations between the parties of the government majority” or between the deputy prime minister of the Northern League Matteo Salvini who evokes the “coup d'état” and the opposite deputy of Meloni, the Forza Italia member Antonio Tajani, who as vp of the EPP brazenly helps Ursula's second mandate at Palazzo Berlaymont.

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But the principle purpose is one other. The similar sources near the Prime Minister are eager to let it’s recognized that they’re ready to “know the programmatic lines” that von der Leyen will current and above all of the opening of “a negotiation on the role of Italy”. The sport is two-way now. Directly between Ursula and Giorgia. To be elected, Von der Leyen should win an absolute majority of the 720 deputies, so she should attain at the least 361. The vote is secret and the danger of snipers may be very excessive. At the second the bulk that helps von der Leyen – EPP, S&D and Renew – is near 400 votes. Too few to be calm. The candidate president wants a parachute. The opening to the Greens may flip a big a part of her personal celebration towards her, the half that appears to the appropriate, beginning with the president of the EPP Manfred Weber who along with Antonio Tajani continues to advocate for opening to the Conservatives, the group to which Fdi belongs. Meloni, together with her 24 deputies, can present that parachute.