He said: “There’s been a great deal of dissatisfaction with the European Union in Italy, that is really one to watch.
“The Italian economy should be striving ahead, it’s a creative country, some parts of Italy are fairly prosperous indeed.
“But being stuck in the Euro they’ve suffered greatly it’s enabled Germany to dominate their markets and there’s been next to no economic growth and the debt levels are rising to unsustainable levels.
Italy is set to receive the largest share of the EU’s recovery fund – taking around €191.5billion from the bloc.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi was appointed in February by President Sergio Mattarella due to his economic expertise as a way to solve Italy’s money problems.
Mr Draghi will use the majority of the rescue fund to invest in key areas of Italy’s economy to kickstart it once more.
“Not only to have the vaccinations, to control their own immigration policies but also to make sure their countries start working again so they can run their own affairs and that’s actually going to be absolutely critical.
“So we will see change happening, it may take a long time but the European Union is going backwards economically in terms of global growth.
“It’s not offering any opportunities to its own young people and can’t even save its own lives, offered no help to countries such as Italy when they actually had a really severe outbreak of Covid a year ago.”
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Italy’s debt is set to rise to 160 percent of GDP this year as key sectors like tourism have been battered by the pandemic.
The country’s GDP fell by 17.3 percent in 2020’s second quarter.
The UK’s debt to GDP ratio is around 75 percent with neighbouring France at 115 percent.
The Italexit party was launched in 2020 by former Five Star Movement politician Gianluigi Paragone who has been campaigning for Italy to leave the European Union.
While a relatively small and new party, the group has seen a rise in support as polls suggest Euroscepticism is on the rise.
According to the BBC, 42 percent of Italians say they would leave the EU in April 2020 which was up from 26 percent in November 2018.
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