Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini was among several Italian politicians to attend a reception of Hungary's October 23rd commemorations in Rome yesterday.
The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 is "a symbol of the friendship of the Hungarian and Italians nations, countries and governments but also a symbol of European freedom," Salvini said.
The Hungarian National Day is not only about the past, but about the future. Hungary and Italy have a lot in common in terms of the economy, morals, culture and history, Salvini stressed.
The deputy prime minister considers Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán his political ally because they both fought the same battles in Brussels and Strasbourg without knowing each other.
The present Italian and Hungarian governments have a commitment to raise awareness of the demands of national parliaments, governments and the European people within the European Union.
“In Italy and Hungary, we are eager to change Europe for living a better life in Europe," Salvini said.
The Deputy Prime Minister is a vision of a new Europe that is completely different from Jean-Claude Juncker, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel's Europe. He wants a Europe that is free, respects peoples and citizens, less influenced by financial powers, multinational corporations, bureaucrats; and that takes the will of each country into consideration.