Italy likely to leave the Belt and Road under Giorgia Meloni

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Just after she claimed victory in the national elections in Italy, Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right party Fratelli d’Italia and the future Italian Prime Minister, expressed her intentions of not renewing Italy’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). According to Meloni, priority should be given to the Global Gateway, the EU initiative to invest in infrastructure development all around the world between 2021 and 2027.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Italy likely to leave the Belt and Road under Giorgia Meloni”

bönström bönström|26.09.22|15:29

Worth remembering, as well is Goal of EU membership: reinforcing edge towards competition from far away, low salary, etc. manufactured.
So far Commission -and nations within our hemisphere have failed. (Brexit was a severe symptom.)
Goal of EU calls for a top modern infrastructure! (Extras on clients of road transports, excused by short comings of railways…, is contra productive!)
Current railway standards, timely, when steam was shifted out are “cementing” and now has to be outed, etc.!

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