"In the past Italy has had fluctuating positions on foreign policy: not choosing is more profitable. Today, however, politics can no longer afford it and in times of difficulty I thank God for being forced to make choices, with the possibility of giving this nation an industrial and economic policy, an idea for reforms. This certainly doesn't help with consensus", Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni affirmed at the presentation of Father Antonio Spadaro's book, "L'Atlante di Francesco. Vatican and international politics".
"I start from an element that cannot refresh those who lead Italy in the most complex moment since the end of the second war: as soon as one problem is faced, another opens up. I was not lucky", Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni affirms at the presentation of Father Antonio Spadaro's book, "The Atlas of Francis. Vatican and international politics".
"For Francesco, the crisis is not negative in itself: the crisis is also a choice, something that politics has often not done. Italy has not had an industrial policy", she added.
"We are looking for opportunities from the crisis: today Europe has a supply problem, but Italy has an advantage, geography. This can mean cooperation with African countries. I consider, as Francis indicates, mercy to be the fulcrum of political action. I think our approach is not predatory but one of development cooperation as a weapon of freedom, it is no coincidence that we talked about the Mattei Plan", affirms the premier.
"In Africa they don't want to take the gold: we want to leave behind investments and jobs. Many Africans have told me they don't want to flee their lands: more can be done about this, it is the most humane, most merciful approach. This is the Papa says it clearly," says Meloni.
"These are particular days, I have been accused of gruesome things but my conscience is clear: the more people leave, the more there is a risk that something will go wrong. It is not the human way to face, perhaps it is the easiest, to decide that it is the mafia to choose who comes to us, that those who arrive find themselves victims of organized crime, of prostitution", he adds.