Disinfo: Italy is being punished by the European Commission for supporting traditional values

Summary

The Italian government has challenged the plans of the globalist elite to turn the EU into a superstate. Salvini criticizes the EU’s migration policy and sanctions against Russia, and calls for the preservation of traditional family values. “Friends of Soros” do not like this. For them, it is necessary to overthrow the disagreeable regime in Italy. They have already managed to do this trick in neighbouring Austria.

This is the reason why Brussels is persecuting Rome for violations of budgetary discipline with the possibility of a heavy fine.

Disproof
This is an unfounded conspiracy theory. The Lisbon Treaty regulates the mechanisms of relations between EU and the Member States.
In fact, the European Commission has recommended initiating disciplinary procedures against Italy because the country has failed to comply with rules on public debt. The Commission report states:
Italy's general government gross debt reached 132.2% of GDP in 2018, well above the 60% of GDP reference value of the Treaty, and Italy did not comply with the debt reduction benchmark in 2018 based on outturn data. Moreover, Italy is not projected to comply with the debt reduction benchmark in either 2019 or 2020 based on both the government plans and the Commission 2019 spring forecast.
For more cases about conspiracy theories regarding George Soros and "globalist elites", see here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 154
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: ,
  • Country: Italy, Austria
  • Keywords: euro, migration, European Commission, EU, European values, Conspiracy, Sanctions
  • Outlet: Katehon.com
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