Manfred Weber, president of the EPP group in the European parliament, in Rome for the international summit, went to La Castelluccia. Here, Weber talked about the intervention of Silvio Berlusconi in videoconference and the importance of the Cavaliere party in the European group. “We are proud to have Forza Italia among us, whatever happens in the future, I am proud that Forza Italia has always been clear, decisive and concrete in its pro-European approach“said Manfred Weber.
The president of the EPP then continued: “Italy cannot have a good future without a clear commitment to be part of Europe and Europe cannot have a future without a strong Italian voice, it is unthinkable to have a strong Europe without Italy. This has always been Forza Italia’s approach. And again: whatever happens in the future, we will see the developments here, Forza Italia will be the key pillar to give the center-right movement a clear direction Europeanist“So Weber responded to the hypothesis of a federation of the Italian center-right.
Then, the president praised the president of Forza Italia and his speech: “Silvio Berlusconi’s contribution reminded us above all of the historical dimension of the EU, what is truly the essence of Europe for all of us. This means freedom, being together, all developments that would have been unthinkable without the founding fathers, without it European spirit. It was an important contribution“. Words, those of Berlusconi, which for Manfred Weber are important from a future perspective, in a motivational key.”The next ten years will be crucial for us if the European voice is heard globally. Italy, Germany. France, no one alone is strong enough to be heard globally, hence the importance of the EU’s unique defense“, reiterated the president of the EPP, highlighting that”this was underlined by Berlusconi, for us it was an inspiration“.
Manfred Weber also praised Mario Draghi, thanks to which “it’s a good time for Italy“. But, at the same time, he warned Italy:”For me it is very important to say clearly that if you want a good future for Italy, if you want to have work for the younger generations, economic growth, you need reasonable politicians, people with knowledge of the issues, who know the global dimension of current ties and who are profoundly pro-European and this is what I find when I talk to colleagues from Forza Italia“. Responding to a journalist on the possibility of the League becoming a pro-European force under Salvini’s leadership, Weber argued that”not wanting to comment on other parties“.