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MoviSol Issues Statement on EU Regime Change in Italy

Sept. 5, 2019 (EIRNS)—The following statement on the regime change in Italy was issued yesterday by Liliana Gorini, chairwoman of MoviSol, LaRouche’s movement in Italy. It is entitled “A Government Imposed by the EU To Prevent Elections and Impose More Austerity on Italy”:

The new Giuseppe Conte government, supported by the Democratic Party (PD), the Five Star Party (M5S) and the left party Liberi e Uguali, has been imposed by the EU in order to prevent elections and ensure a blood, sweat, and tears austerity budget, which Italian voters had clearly voted against in the European elections in May. For the fourth time in six years, the Democratic Party enters the government without being elected. Many wonder how this crisis erupted, and how Lega head, and former Vice Premier Matteo Salvini, “made it possible.”

In reality, the government crisis was decided before Matteo Salvini initiated it on Aug. 8, with the Five Star party and the Democratic Party vote in the European Parliament in favor of the new European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, which created an alternative majority in that body; and then again with the meeting between Ursula von der Leyen and Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Aug. 2. Not accidentally, this coalition against nature was labeled in Italy the “Ursula majority,” and the government program agreed on by the PD and M5S—in particular the so-called “Green New Deal”—is a copy of the program announced by Ursula von der Leyen after her election. Speculators and billionaires such as George Soros are pushing this program to save the collapsing financial system by creating yet another speculative bubble, after the derivatives one—of the so-called “climate bonds.”

The 26 points of the new “red-yellow” (PD-M5S) coalition are a reflection of this speculative bubble on behalf of “climate.” It’s no coincidence that point 9 of the 10 points which former Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said was “indispensable” after his meeting with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale, referring to banking separation, mysteriously disappeared from the program agreed upon with the PD, which now only vaguely speaks of “safeguarding savings.” The PD has always been the party of banks and speculators, and up until a few weeks ago, that’s how the Five Star party referred to it. Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (PD), and his men in the Finance Committee, systematically sabotaged all motions for Glass-Steagall which have been introduced in the Italian Parliament, ever since Renzi met Angela Merkel in Florence.

Let’s not forget that banking separation, together with national banking, were both in the government contract between the Lega and the Five Star party which the EU blew away, and that Italy was the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative last March, which drove the European Union to distraction, as it has always opposed cooperation with China on infrastructure projects in Europe and Africa. These three points—banking separation, national banking, and the New Silk Road—have been proposed with determination by the LaRouche movement and MoviSol over the last ten years, as Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche, emphasized at the conference “Italy on the New Silk Road” sponsored by MoviSol and the Lombardy Region in Milan on March 13, two weeks before the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Italy and China. That conference was also addressed by Michele Geraci, undersecretary to the Development Ministry, and main architect of this policy of cooperation between Italy and China.

The fact that the new Conte government was created to take orders from Brussels, was demonstrated also by the list of ministers, starting with Economics Minister and PD European Parliament Member (MEP) Roberto Gualtieri, who was very admired by the EU bureaucracy and openly praised by new European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde, as “an excellent choice.” As Lega MEP Marco Zanni stated on Sept. 4, Gualtieri is among the authors of the fiscal compact and bail-in, which implies compulsory seizure of funds from bank accounts in order to save speculators. Luigi Di Maio, now Foreign Minister, will have to learn the correct name of Chinese President Xi Jinping (whom he called “Ping” during a visit to China), since China will continue to play a key role in the world economy, no matter what Brussels thinks. The only good news is that Danilo Toninelli, who had opposed the Turin-Lyon high-speed rail tunnel and all major infrastructure projects, will no longer be Infrastructure Minister.

A government born only out of the desire to prevent elections, knowing full well the PD and M5S would lose them badly were they ever to take place, will not last very long, particularly because of the contradictions between the two main parties making up that coalition. The Lega already announced it will be a tough opposition, and it still controls two main committees—the Budget Committee in the Chamber of Deputies and the Finance Committee in the Senate—so it can block government action or make it difficult.

One last consideration regarding the exuberance of the “markets” after the announcement of the deal between the PD and the M5S: If governments are made for the EU and the markets, instead of for citizens, what is the point of having ministers swear on the Italian Constitution at the Quirinale? It would be more honest to form such governments directly in Brussels and have the ministers swear on an OTC derivative or a climate bond.

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