Rome -- As if the complications of a Brexit weren’t enough for the European Union to contend with, the result of Thursday’s referendum in the United Kindgom has attracted words of solidarity in euro-scepticism from other countries across the EU. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP in Britain has declared Friday as “a day of victory” and a “celebration of Great Britain’s independence”, words that have been received with enthusiasm by like-minded politicians of other European member states.
ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called an emergency meeting at Palazzo Chigi on Friday morning to examine the impact of Brexit, which was voted for yesterday at 51.9 percent to 48.1 with a turnout of 72.2 percent of UK voters, on Italy. The minister for foreign affairs Paolo Gentiloni, of the Economy Pier Carlo Padoan, of Economic Development Carlo Calenda, the head of the Italian National Bank Ignazio Visco, and the Prime Minister’s undersecretary and delegate for the secret service Marco Minniti were also present.
The results of the UK referendum on the country’s membership of the EU have come in, Friday morning, backing the Brexit campaign. Already, in the few hours since the result was officially published at 0600 BST, the country has been in frenzy, political officials report.
The Leave campaign was showing signs of defeat late last night, with the leader of the movement and UKIP leader, Nigel Farage saying that the ‘Remainers’ had “tipped the vote”. However the final result of 51.9 percent of the population voting Leave, puts the country in favour of leaving the European Union.
ROME – Beppe Grillo makes a pro-European turn: in favour of a vote on the Euro not on a definitive exit from the Union, the Corriere della Sera reports.
On Thursday, in conjunction with the Brexit referendum in Britain, Beppe Grillo’s blog, was updated to clarify his party’s exact position with regards to the EU. It states that the party “has no intention of abandoning the community of the European Union” but acknowledges that there are fundamental issues and “many aspects of the EU that do not function.”
NAPLES – The Campania region’s Garante dell’infanzia association confirms that there are more than 200 cases of intrafamilial abuse carried out on minors. Cesare Romano, a spokesperson for the association admits that following a investigation that he commissioned in Campania “the level of incest cases is significantly higher than in other regions.”