Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

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Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by neverfail » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 pm

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/artic ... aly-envoy/
In a dramatic turn of events, the administration of French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled its ambassador to Italy in retaliation for an “unacceptable” meeting between Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and French protesters.

Traveling in France this week, Di Maio met and posed for a photo op with organizers of the French “yellow vest” anti-government movement.

“This new provocation is unacceptable between neighboring countries and partners at the heart of the European Union,” a French Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a press briefing.
Not very nice of the Italian Prime Minister, was it? But this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg as the two Latin republics have been rivals for years - especially for oil concessions in Libya:



If these two are partners at the heart of the European Union as the French Foreign Ministry spokesman alleges; then the EU must be due for a cardiac arrest.

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by Sertorio » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:49 am

neverfail wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 pm
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/artic ... aly-envoy/
In a dramatic turn of events, the administration of French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled its ambassador to Italy in retaliation for an “unacceptable” meeting between Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and French protesters.

Traveling in France this week, Di Maio met and posed for a photo op with organizers of the French “yellow vest” anti-government movement.

“This new provocation is unacceptable between neighboring countries and partners at the heart of the European Union,” a French Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a press briefing.
Not very nice of the Italian Prime Minister, was it? But this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg as the two Latin republics have been rivals for years - especially for oil concessions in Libya:



If these two are partners at the heart of the European Union as the French Foreign Ministry spokesman alleges; then the EU must be due for a cardiac arrest.
Interesting how you, for once, thought that RT was a reliable source of information... Could it be that they are right in respect of other issues?... :D

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Responsibilities are limited to trash politicians on both sides

Post by Alexis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 am

neverfail wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Not very nice of the Italian Prime Minister, was it? But this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg as the two Latin republics have been rivals for years - especially for oil concessions in Libya:
Actually, this rather stupid row is the result of politicians battling and self-aggrandizing in view of EU parliamentary elections next May.

Responsibilities are shared:
- Macron criticized "populism" as a "leprosy", targeting people like Italian, Hungarian or Polish leaders and claiming to be their main opponent :?
- He heaped scorn on Italian government for refusing to let in illegal migrants... while repelling those same migrants when they try to cross from Italy to France in transparent hypocrisy :roll:
- Italian leaders called on the French to "get rid" of their "very bad" president - seemingly without waiting for elections :x
- Di Maio spread lies about France profiting from French-speaking African countries and being responsible for African emigration :roll:
- He met with Yellow Jackets protestors in France proposing to help them
- Macron rightfully revolted against that unacceptable foreign interference... it's just too bad he's presently doing the same to Venezuela! :|

Responsibilities anyway are limited to a handful of trash politicians on both sides of the Alps. No problem whatsoever exist between French and Italian peoples, which generally go along well.

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by Milo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am

France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.


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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by Alexis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:57 am

Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am
France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.
Yep :P

Although, leave champions their due, we can't hold a candle to the USA for that :) !

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Re: Responsibilities are limited to trash politicians on both sides

Post by neverfail » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Alexis wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:14 am
neverfail wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Not very nice of the Italian Prime Minister, was it? But this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg as the two Latin republics have been rivals for years - especially for oil concessions in Libya:
Actually, this rather stupid row is the result of politicians battling and self-aggrandizing in view of EU parliamentary elections next May.

Responsibilities are shared:
- Macron criticized "populism" as a "leprosy", targeting people like Italian, Hungarian or Polish leaders and claiming to be their main opponent :?
- He heaped scorn on Italian government for refusing to let in illegal migrants... while repelling those same migrants when they try to cross from Italy to France in transparent hypocrisy :roll:
- Italian leaders called on the French to "get rid" of their "very bad" president - seemingly without waiting for elections :x
- Di Maio spread lies about France profiting from French-speaking African countries and being responsible for African emigration :roll:
- He met with Yellow Jackets protestors in France proposing to help them
- Macron rightfully revolted against that unacceptable foreign interference... it's just too bad he's presently doing the same to Venezuela! :|

Responsibilities anyway are limited to a handful of trash politicians on both sides of the Alps. No problem whatsoever exist between French and Italian peoples, which generally go along well.
Thanks Alexis for shedding that additional light. :D

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by neverfail » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am
France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.

That occurred back in the 1960's and I have wondered ever since what did le grand Charles hope to achieve?

French speaking Quebec's position in the midst of English speaking North America reminds me of a fossil fly embedded in the middle of a lump of amber. Even if it were a sovereign republic it would still have to come to terms with the fact that it is surrounded by Anglos and act accordingly.

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by Milo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:19 pm

neverfail wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am
France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.

That occurred back in the 1960's and I have wondered ever since what did le grand Charles hope to achieve?

French speaking Quebec's position in the midst of English speaking North America reminds me of a fossil fly embedded in the middle of a lump of amber. Even if it were a sovereign republic it would still have to come to terms with the fact that it is surrounded by Anglos and act accordingly.
The separatists have never been ones for pragmatism.

Fun fact, most of Quebec is aboriginal land, so they have no claim to that either. And with Quebec's atrocious history of dealing with natives, the First Nations have no interest in letting them have one!

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by Milo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:23 pm

Alexis wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:57 am
Milo wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am
France has a long history of meddling in other countries internal affairs and often seems to get a pass.
Yep :P

Although, leave champions their due, we can't hold a candle to the USA for that :) !
Indeed!

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Re: Not since WWII: France withdraws Italy envoy

Post by SteveFoerster » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:30 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:49 am
Interesting how you, for once, thought that RT was a reliable source of information... Could it be that they are right in respect of other issues?... :D
I noticed that, and figured that, as one would expect from the Kremlin, the goal is less to be informative, and more simply to seize upon any opportunity to sow discord in the West.
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