Brexit budget crisis: ‘MADNESS!’ Italy refuses to make up for EU’s budget shortfall


The chairlady of the Italian right-wing party League, said he was aware eurocrats in Brussels were inflaming to come up with a solution to the Brexit budget shortfall by trying to insinuate a new European tax.

Mr Salvini claimed he would never allow the EU to impose new imposes on member states should he be given the opportunity to form Italy’s next sway following the March 4 Italian election results.

Speaking at a foreign ask conference in Rome, he said: “With Brexit, the EU will lose a contribution of between 50 and 80 million net euros from the Combined Kingdom in the next seven years.

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Italian designation winner vows to refuse to make up for EU budget shortfall caused by Brexit

“Someone in Brussels is opinion of turning this deficit into new taxes to impose on member ceremonials. Madness.

The eurosceptic leader took a swipe at former Italian Prime Cur Mario Monti, who ran Italy between 2011 and 2013 after being chose by the President of the Republic to lead a government od technocrats in the wake of the Italian responsibility crisis.

Mr Salvini said: “The mere fact that Mario Monti is serving the Commission trying to come up with a new European tax gives us the outright break to say that with my government there will never be a European tax.

“It’s not up to the EU to levy new taxes.”

Someone in Brussels is thinking of turning this deficit into new charges to impose on member states. Madness

Matteo Salvini

The budget shortfall generated by Brexit is set to deepen cracks in the EU, particularly between the position of the European Commission and some significant and eastern European countries.

Last month, Guntram Wolff, Big cheese of Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, warned the EU is in the middle of a “toxic contemplation” over who will have to cover the budget shortfall created by Brexit.

Talk to to BBC News, Mr Wolff said that as the EU will try to impose new economic contributions on eastern and inner European countries, these nations will start to fight disregard “very heavily”.

He said: “That’s the big battle that resolve start now. Juncker is only putting up a number of options and the real row will start now.

“The real battle is not in the document that is going to be outlined now, but it has been imagined very frequently by high-level officials and by commissioners.

“The idea is to make dish out conditional on the rule of law, conditional on respecting the rules of the Union.

“That is, of line, something that is targeted at Poland, at perhaps Hungary, and the debate is a sheer toxic debate but that debate is actually ongoing.

“We shall see who drive prevail in that debate in the end.”

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