As the wave of WT? sweeps over the EU as their population wakes up to the Soros Funded Globalist Advocated BS that’s being done to them, it has reached the core of the foundation of the EU.
Both Italy and France are founding member of the EU. They have long and deep cultural and political connections. Today France recalled their Ambassador to Italy. The first time since Mussolini had Italy declare war on France in 1940 (per France24). I find “why” amusing.
After endless decrying of the 5 Star movement, The League and other nationalist / populist leaders as basically scum of the earth and stating they ought to be removed as quickly as possible (Macron called it a “Leprosy” spreading in the EU…) the same folks (Macron and friends) found it just unacceptable that an Italian leader would suggest France would be better off with Marine LePen and then went to talk to the leadership of the Yellow Vest movement.
Oh, The Horrors! /sarc; Yes, M. Macron, if YOU can talk dirt about “nationalists” and request their removal, then Nationalists and Populists can talk dirt about you and suggest your removal would be a good thing. This is the requirement of symmetrical rules. The #1 thing I demand right out the gate in ANY relationship or negotiation. I watch for it at all times. Asymmetrical rules and asymmetrical treatment gets you immediately classified as untrustworthy, a manipulator, and a cad. Then I adjust my negotiating strategy and behaviour accordingly.
So they have been trading barbs for a couple of months now, and today with the Yellow Vest meeting and the call for French Voters to support EU Parliament candidates from Marine LePen’s party; France (Macron) decided it was just All Too Much. Ambassador pulled and a nasty-gram (phrased in that oh so smooth and non-nasty Political French dialect…) sent saying, basically, ~’Stay the hell out of French Politics’. A bit rich after calling the Italian Elected Officials lepers, don’t you think?
So this will be great fun to watch as it unfolds. The Italians, in response somewhere along the line, sent out a letter saying the winds of change were blowing over the Alps… (i.e. France was not going to stay Macron Globalist for long…)
I don’t know how far back this started, but some of it might be a fascinating bit of revenge over ship building.
Back in 2017:
France nationalizes shipyard, halts plan for a ‘naval Airbus’ for now
By: Tom Kington and Pierre Tran July 27, 2017
France has sparked a war of words with Italy by announcing plans to nationalize temporarily its STX France shipyard in a bid to halt an Italian take over, thwarting the launch of a long awaited consolidation of Europe’s fracturing naval industry.
The announcement counters plans to launch a “naval Airbus” in Europe by the CEO of Italian state controlled yard Fincantieri, which was due to take control of STX France. That nationalization plan marks the first major industrial intervention backed by President Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild investment banker who has called for a roll back of the state economy.
Nevertheless, Italy’s finance and economic development ministers slammed the move on Thursday, stating “Nationalism and protectionism are not an acceptable basis for establishing relations between two great European countries.”
In April, the French government led by Macron’s predecessor, Francois Hollande, agreed to allow Italian state-controlled Fincantieri to take a 48 percent stake in the yard. The deal was done after STX’s former owner, Korea’s STX, went bankrupt and Fincantieri was named as the preferred bidder for its controlling stake. The French government intervened, handing home player DCNS 12 percent while keeping its 33.3 percent stake. To allow the Italian shareholding to rise over 50 percent, but in order to keep Fincantieri’s shareholding below 50 percent, the remaining 6.6 percent in STX France was assigned to an Italian investment body, Fondazione CR Trieste.
Then came Macron’s election, and reports that the new French administration considered Fondazione CR Trieste too close to Fincantieri. This week, France said it wanted a 50-50 shareholding split with Italy, depriving Fincantieri of its majority, a proposal immediately turned down by Rome — prompting the French to announce the nationalization plan. France has preemption rights to take over STX France as the government holds a 33.3 percent stake in the shipbuilder, based at Saint-Nazaire, western France. That plan will cost some €80 million (U.S. $93 million), which will be recovered once a deal is struck with Fincantieri, Le Maire said. The French minister is due in Rome next Tuesday for talks with his Italian counterpart Pier Carlo Padoan and Economic Development minister Carlo Calenda.
Paris’s push for 50-50 ownership reflects French concern for STX’s 7,000 dock workers if Fincantieri transfers contracts to Italy. There is also anxiety over a possible transfer of French naval technology to Fincantieri’s Chinese industrial partner.
“We consider that the French government’s decision not to honor agreements is serious and inexplicable,” Rome’s finance and economic development ministers said in their statement. An Italian industrial source said that France was ignoring the fact there was little planned overlap in activity between Fincantieri’s yards and STX. Speaking during a conference call on Wednesday, Fincantieri CEO Bono said, “The purchase of STX France could give Europe the chance to compete on the world market. The objective for us is industrial, not political.”
Referring to the previous, Korean ownership of STX, he added, “We are Italians and Europeans and cannot accept being treated worse than the Koreans. Currently we are world leaders, we have a large number of deals underway and a large backlog. I would like to underline that in recent years Fincantieri has delivered 50 cruise ships against 12 delivered from Saint-Nazaire, and in the meantime STX France has changed ownership three times.”
OK. yes, you are Europeans… but apparently with a Chinese component? And then France has a deal, but decides to just take over the whole thing to get a different deal? And this by a Rothschild Alumni Macron? I smell a great big Globalist Rat… but which ones? ;-)
Or maybe it’s something else…
More background here:
France recalls ambassador to Italy after yellow vest meeting
PARIS – France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday amid rising tensions after Italy’s deputy prime minister met with French anti-government protesters and Italian leaders made critical public comments about French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said the ambassador was being brought back for “consultations” and urged Italy in a statement to work to restore friendly relations worthy of “our common destiny.”
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio met with supporters of France’s yellow vest protest movement running as candidates for the European Parliament. Di Maio has said the populist 5-Star Movement he leads was ready to help the French protesters and has accused France of fueling Europe’s immigration difficulties.
That came after Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called Macron “a terrible president” in January. He said he hoped French voters would send Macron a message during the European elections by showing their support for far-right leader Marine Le Pen, with whom Salvini is allied in European politics.
All ignoring all the “dirt” thrown at anyone who is an advocate for their Nation and People and attempting to turn Nationalist and Populist into “dirty words”. Well guess what, us Deplorables are quite happy to have our National President elected By The People be an advocate for our Nation and in the interests of our People.
So the Globalists can just go pound sand.
I suspect that things will heat up even more as a very chill wind blows over the Alps…