On Friday 26 November, at 9 am, Italy and France will sign a treaty at the Quirinale focusing on the coordination of the two countries on a series of issues, from foreign policy to defense, to economics and culture. Elysée sources made it known by adding that, with the choice of such a symbolic place, “the Italians wanted to demonstrate a very deep friendship towards Paris”.
The treatise, the details of which are not yet known, was born after “two groups of essays had posed themes that we were able to develop under excellent conditions of collaboration”, the sources continue, and would have been drawn up in the last year. The signing will take place during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Italy, scheduled for 25 and 26 November.
Paris has denied the hypothesis according to which the agreement “would strengthen the predatory attitude of France on the Italian economy”. On the contrary, the intention would be to “create mutually beneficial economic cooperation”.
The accusation of FdI
The vice president of the Chamber of Deputies, Fabio Rampelli, of the Brothers of Italy, complained that the treaty is not yet public. “Nobody, except the drafters, knows what you are talking about, least of all the representatives of the Italian people,” he said. “We have read conjectures in the newspapers and comments from authoritative observers worried about the lack of official information. That’s not how foreign policy is managed ”, he continued, adding that Prime Minister Mario Draghi would not even have the legitimacy to sign the document, having not been elected.