Italy’s New Prime Minister Stresses Eurosceptic Ideas In First Speech To Parliament

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Italy’s new prime minister stressed eurosceptic ideas during his first speech to the Italian Parliament Tuesday.

Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new prime minister who was sworn in June 1, emphasized anti-immigration policies during a speech to the parliament, the Daily Mail reported. It is time to “put an end to the immigration ‘business,'” Conte told parliament. He wants to change the EU’s Dublin Regulation, he noted during the speech. The regulation currently requires EU member states to evaluate all asylum requests into their country, according to Open Migration. (RELATED: Somali Immigrant Allegedly Tried To Rape Woman In Labor)

“We will strongly call for the Dublin Regulation to be overhauled in order to obtain respect for a fair distribution of responsibilities and to achieve an automatic system of compulsory distribution of asylum seekers,” the prime minister said. (RELATED: Italian Government Tells Immigrants They Have To Go Back)

“If ‘populism’ is the attitude of leaders to listen to the people, … and if ‘anti-system’ means introducing a new system that removes the old privileges of power, then this government deserves both these descriptions,” Conte also noted. (RELATED: Italian Politician Says Sending Back Illegal Immigrants Is A Top Priority)

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