A Hungarian-Italian bromance could become Europe’s Trojan horse
September 2, 2018 | World | No Comments|
(CNN)It was like a first date that had gone exceptionally well. Hungarian leader Viktor Orban and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini spoke of a shared passion, exchanged compliments and promised to see each other again.
After their rendezvous on Tuesday in Milan, the staunchly anti-migrant Orban described Salvini as his hero for refusing to allow rescued asylum-seekers, stuck on a boat, to set foot on Italian soil unless the European Union settled them elsewhere.
Salvini said he hoped Tuesday was just the first of many more encounters with Orban to change Europe’s destiny.