cerca CERCA
Domenica 17 Gennaio 2021
Aggiornato: 20:51

Italy central to Europe says Juncker

29 agosto 2019 | 13.22
LETTURA: 1 minuti

alternate text
President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte (R)Photo: AFP
Brussels, 29 August (Aki)

European Union Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday complimented Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte on being invited to form a centre-left government, saying the country played a key role in Europe.

Juncker "sends his warmest best wishes to prime minister Giuseppe Conte in his task of forming a new government," Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told reporters in Brussels.

"Italy plays a central role in the European family: we are counting on its active contribution to the European project," Andreeva went on.

Juncker "will be in touch today" with Conte, she concluded.

Conte has conditionally accepted Italian president Sergio Mattarella's mandate to try and form a new cabinet and is likely be given a few days to do so and to ensure it would have a working majority in parliament.

A coalition between the centre-left Democratic Party and the grassroots 5-Star Movement will be put to an online vote by 5-Star members, party leader Luigi Di Maio has announced.

Riproduzione riservata
© Copyright Adnkronos
L´ informazione continua con la newsletter

Vuoi restare informato? Iscriviti a e-news, la newsletter di Adnkronos inviata ogni giorno, dal lunedì al venerdì, con le più importanti notizie della giornata

Vedi anche
ora in
Prima pagina
in Evidenza