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Meloni reiterates to Scholz the urgency of concrete measures to lower energy prices

Rome, Oct 28 The new Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, reiterated this Friday to the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, “the urgency of arriving, as soon as possible, at concrete measures to reduce energy prices,” official sources reported.

In a telephone conversation, in which both highlighted “the strong alliance between Italy and Germany”, Meloni and Scholz spoke about the energy situation, the war in Ukraine, migration management and economic growth, indicated the Presidency of the Italian Government.

“The talks focused on the war in Ukraine. Meloni recalled Italy’s commitment to support kyiv on the political, military, economic and humanitarian fronts and was aware of how crucial the reconstruction of Ukraine is,” it is explained in a release.

In addition, the first woman to head a government in Italy, which leads the right-wing coalition that won the elections, and the German chancellor “addressed the energy file, in light of the conclusions of the last European Council” and President Meloni ” reiterated the importance of the progress made at European level and the urgency of arriving, as soon as possible, at concrete measures to reduce energy prices”.

“During the conversation, Meloni and Scholz finally addressed the files related to the European management of migratory flows and the issue of economic growth,” the note concludes.

The far-right Meloni, who was sworn in last Saturday after winning the elections on September 25, announced today that she will be present on Thursday, November 3, in Brussels to hold “a meeting with those responsible for the European institutions”, indicated the Presidency of the Government, without specifying with which ones.

The leader of the ultras Brothers of Italy (FdI), which heads the Italian right-wing coalition also formed by the far-right League, led by Matteo Salvini, and the conservative Forza Italia, led by Silvio Berlusconi, has reassured his international partners in his latest statements , in which he has shown an Atlanticist and pro-European spirit, although without sparing criticism of the European Union.

This Thursday, in a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he expressed his “full support for Ukraine against Russian aggression” and for the Atlantic Alliance, which he considered “indispensable” to safeguard “Western identity.”

In his investiture speech before the Chamber of Deputies last Tuesday, in which he outlined his government program for the next 5 years, he reiterated that Italy will continue to be a loyal NATO partner and, citing the “brave Ukrainian people”, confirmed that international commitments will be respected to help him defend himself from “blackmail by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin”.

And regarding the EU, he said that he knows that there is “curiosity” about the attitude that the Government will have towards the EU, which “has not always been prepared”, but he assured that he does not want to sabotage it “but rather make it more effective in responding to the crisis” with constructive proposals. EFE

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