Talking Europe

Italy’s Europe minister on UK spy case: ‘Strong evidence’ behind recall of EU's ambassador to Russia

“A bold reaction based on strong evidence,” that’s how Italy’s Europe Minister Sandro Gozi describes a joint statement by the European Union’s 28 members which stated that it is highly likely that Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom on March 4. In our interview on the sidelines of the European Council summit, Gozi tells FRANCE 24’s Catherine Nicholson why Italy decided to join the joint declaration.


We also look at the reasons for his party’s drastic slump in the latest general election in Italy: The formerly-ruling Democratic Party pushed into second place - behind the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and only a hair’s-breadth ahead of the right-wing and euroskeptic Lega party.

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