EU crisis: Eurosceptic alliance to 'paralyze' Brussels as insider warns of divided Europe


The victory of Matteo Salvini’s eurosceptic right-wing coalition in Italy could topple the balance of power in Europe according to the Political Science professor. Mr Salvini’s League is currently in pole position to replace Mario Draghi’s technocratic Italian government after the next election. Professor Amyot has suggested a potential alliance between Italy, Hungary, and Poland in the European Parliament could ultimately make the bloc ungovernable.

Professor Amyot told “If for example, you had a third strongly eurosceptic government in the EU like the Italian League came to power and so forth.

“Along with Hungary and Poland in an assertive role that could be enough.

“I mean Hungary and Poland have gummed up the European Union’s decision-making enough just by themselves.

“As someone body said the real problem is that their style is consensual decision-making and so they will wait and delay to bring around holdout.

“And if you have another big country that is a hold-out.

“That could really paralyze the European Union in many respects,” he added.

“Could even lead to some kind of split.”

“Possibly a two-speed Europe, where some countries led by France decide to go ahead and integrate further and leave these countries out. It’s possible.”

It comes as Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban looks to build a new super-group in the European Parliament to resist efforts towards greater EU integration.

Mr Orban is believed to have already discussed the plan with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Matteo Salvini, who leads the hard-right Italian Lega Nord party.

Currently, Eurosceptics in the European Parliament are split between the right-wing Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) and the extreme right Identity and Democracy (ID).

Identity and Democracy includes Mr Salvini’s League, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally and the far-right German AfD.

Mr Salvini’s League movement is currently polling top amongst Italian voters, with 24 percent, closely followed by Brothers of Italy on 18 percent.

League, Brothers of Italy and Forza Italia would likely win 51 percent of the votes as part of a joint effort, according to the latest polling.


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