Voltaire Network

France recalls one of its ambassadors from an EU member state

+

A move without precedent since the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1958: France has recalled its ambassador from an EU member state, Italy.

The crisis between France and Italy started simmering following the formation of Guiseppe Conte’s government. It came to the boil after Luigi de Maio (Head of the Cinque Stelle movement) and Vice President of the Italian Council met with a group of Yellow Gilets at Montargis (see photo).

France denounces this as Italy interfering in its internal affairs.

Yet, on three occasions France has received the leaders of Venezuela’s pro US opposition. In addition, France has recently recognized the President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, as the Acting President of Venezuela. It seems that France is interpreting the concept of interference in internal affairs inconsistently.

Translation
Anoosha Boralessa

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

330. Towards extradition of Julian Assange
Towards extradition of Julian Assange
«Current Concerns», n°13, June 12, 2019
 
329. The Assange Affair
The Assange Affair
«Current Concerns», n°12, May 31, 2019
 
326. The Belgrade Peace Conference
The Belgrade Peace Conference
«Current Concerns», n°9, April 17, 2019
 

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.