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Three weeks after taking office, the Italian prime minister has already caused a scandal


Calls for help from the German refugee ship Geo Barents after Italy refused to take in those rescued. The boat passengers in Sicily were only allowed to disembark after protests.

Atlantic Alliance, EU values, sanctions against Moscow. During the election campaign, Giorgia Meloni (45 years old) signaled the support and partnership of the Western world. Emmanuel Macron (44) especially hoped to establish good bilateral relations with the first head of the Italian government. But just three weeks after Melonis took office, the neighbors are already facing diplomatic chaos. The reason: the refugee policy of the new right-wing government in Rome.

Both countries want the EU to curb gas prices and provide billions of dollars in additional loans for their own energy and economic crisis – a new aid package rejected by some EU countries, including powerful Germany. Macron chose a strategic alliance with Italy. Thus the French president was also the first foreign head of state to visit the newly appointed Prime Minister in Rome.