The battles before us are not only electoral, but political and ideological, says Mr. Tsipras
The former Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, had a meeting with the former Prime Ministers of Italy, Enrico Letta and Giuseppe Conte, during his visit to Rome for the Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe.
The former prime minister states in his post on social networks that during the discussions the focus was on international developments, the need for diplomatic initiatives for peace in Ukraine and Palestine, the challenges of the progressive space in Europe and especially the rise of the Far Right and its collaboration with the center-right, as is the case in Italy.
Alexis Tsipras’ post in detail:
On the occasion of my presence in Rome for the Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Council of Europe, I had the opportunity to meet two colleagues and good friends. The former Prime Ministers of Italy, Enrico Letta and Giuseppe Conte.
Enrico Letta criticized the EU’s austerity policies in 2013-2014 and was the first Prime Minister to open the doors of the Prime Minister’s office in Palazzo Chichi to me in 2014, even though I was not yet his counterpart. Later we had the opportunity to work more closely together when he took over as head of the Democratic party.
Giuseppe Conte took over as PM in the 5-Star coalition government with the Democratic Party, at a particularly difficult time for Europe, at the peak of refugee flows. Our cooperation in the European Council and the Summit of the European countries of the South was close. Today he remains head of 5 Stars.
I had the opportunity to discuss with both of them about international developments, the need for diplomatic initiatives for peace in Ukraine and Palestine, the challenges of the progressive space in Europe and especially about the rise of the Far Right and its cooperation with the Center Right, such as it happens in Italy.
The multi-splitting and multi-sectarianism of progressive forces paves the way for the consolidation of conservative forces in governance, but also for the consolidation of the hegemony of Far-Right ideas in European societies.
The battles before us are not only electoral, but political and ideological.
And they will be increasingly difficult as long as we do not understand that the enemy is not within the walls.
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