The President of citizens, Albert Rivera, has scheduled a trip to Rome next Tuesday to meet Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy, and Matteo Renzi, his predecessor in office and current leader of Democratic Party (PD). According to sources of training, meeting has been convened with aim of analysing current state of European Union (EU); And reforms and advances pending for construction of community project.More information
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The meetings have also been raised with three main ideas to address. The first, creation of pan-European lists for elections to Parliament of Strasbourg — this project, which Renzi and Rivera want to promote, implies establishing a single European constituency with candidates from several Member States. The second issue will be rise of populism and nationalism, which citizens link in Italy with 5-Star Movement and North League. and, thirdly, according to sources of training, y will talk about need for Spain and Italy to join Franco-German axis "to drive reforms and make a stronger EU."
Next Tuesday's appointments occur just a month after Rivera, in full campaign for Catalan elections, traveled to Strasbourg (France) to meet with Antonio Tajani, head of parliament. "Both nationalism and populism want to ruin work of European integration," said president of citizens after that meeting with Italian leader, founder of conservative Forza Italia.
The leader of fourth Spanish political force will now see faces, on or hand, with Renzi and Gentiloni, both of PD, a party traditionally linked to PSOE. In fact, Pedro Sánchez has held several meetings with former Italian prime minister. The best known occurred in 2014, when Spaniard moved to Bologna on his first official voyage as leader of Socialists to participate in Feast of L'Unità, also with Manuel Valls, former French prime minister.