The next meeting of the European Council, set to take place on June 28, 2018, promises a certain level of intrigue.
- Elena Alekseenkova
One reason for this is the expectation that the new Italian government, formed on the basis of the March 4 elections after 80 days of coalition talks and conflict between the president and parliament, will present an ultimatum to Brussels.
The ultimatum is expected to include the following points:
1) The cancellation of Italy’s €250-billion debt to the European Central Bank (ECB);
2) The abolition of the financial and budgetary restrictions established by the 1992 Treaty of Maastricht, which…