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Diplomazia italo-francese. Siamo solo al secondo round. Sotto la scrivania …..

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-13.

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«Macron n’est plus un problème pour moi, mais un problème pour les Français.»


Il 23 maggio 2017 Mr Macron aveva un tasso di gradimento del 60%, con solo il 38% di Elettori non favorevoli.

Un anno e mezzo dopo il tasso di gradimento è sceso al 27% e quello di esecrazione è schizzato al 68%.

Stando ai sondaggi delle propensione al voto per le elezioni europee, la formazione politica di Mr Macron, La République En Marche!, è quotata al 20%: conquisterebbe soltanto 19 eurodeputati. Risultato ben misero per il partito di un presidente in carica: si ripete la storia del misero Mr Hollande.

Da novembre dello scorso anno, con deprimente regolarità, centinaia di migliaia di Patrioti francesi scendono in piazza tutti i sabati reclamando consistenti tagli delle tasse e le dimissioni di Mr Macron e del suo governo.

Se è vero che il 26 maggio si terranno le elezioni europee, l’anno entrante si terranno in Francia le elezioni regionali. Queste ultime sono della massima importanza nella struttura politica francese, non da ultimo perché gli eletti concorrono a nominare i membri del senato della repubblica. La formazione politica che vincesse le regionali sarebbe quella egemone in senato, con tute le conseguenze politiche.

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Comme d’habitude, conformément au règlement, allo scricchiolare della situazione interna diventa più che utile avere un nemico esterno, vero o presunto.

Così Mr Macron iniziò il suo attacco estero il venti giugno del 2017.

«French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticising the actions of pro-European governments like his»

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«You can see them rise a bit like a leprosy all across Europe, in countries where we thought that would be impossible to see them again, in neighbouring countries»

I ‘lebbrosi’ reagirono, in un certo qual senso facendo proprio il gioco di Mr Macron.

Di seguito ne ricapitoliamo i principali eventi politici, omettendo lepiù che note diatribe particolari, quali quella sulla immigrazione.

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France’s Macron warns of populism ‘leprosy,’ Italy hits back [20198-06-21]

«French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticising the actions of pro-European governments like his. ….

You can see them rise a bit like a leprosy all across Europe, in countries where we thought that would be impossible to see them again, in neighbouring countries ….

They’re saying the worst things, and we’re getting used to it. They’re making provocations, and nobody is horrified by that»

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Macron: “sono il nemico di Salvini”. La replica: “Ipocrita” [2018-08-30]

«Hanno ragione, sono il loro oppositore principale. Non cederò niente ai nazionalisti e a coloro che difendono i discorsi di odio. Se vogliono vedere in me il loro oppositore principale, hanno ragione. ….

Se si considera che in Francia c’é un nemico del nazionalismo, della politica dell’odio, dell’Europa che deve pagare quel che ci fa comodo e non impone alcuna forma di responsabilità e solidarietà, hanno ragione ….

Nei prossimi giorni e nei prossimi mesi dovremo prendere decisioni approfondite per affrontare il tema della migrazione, questo implica serietà e spirito di responsabilità, restando fedeli ai nostri valori, come il diritto d’asilo, con una vera politica nei confronti dei Paesi d’origine e interna»

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«Nemico pubblico numero uno – anche Salvini nel video promozionale del governo francese che invita i cittadini ad andare a votare alle europee e in cui si stabiliscono amici e nemici di Macron  “immigrazione, controllare o subire?” si legge, poi appaiono in fila Matteo il truce e Orban il boia, prima di… – video»

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De Trump à Salvini, toute l’internationale populiste applaudit les gilets jaunes

«Les “gilets jaunes” ne se réclament de personne, ne se reconnaissent pas en eux. Mais la réciproque n’est hélas pas vraie. 

C’est Donald Trump qui a ouvert le bal, se rêvant carrément en guide suprême des manifestants français.

Hier, sans doute posté devant Fox News, qui a eu un traitement bien particulier des manifs,  il balançait deux tweets comme d’autres des pavés, pour répéter que ce qui se passait à Paris est bien la preuve que les accords de Paris sur le climat étaient mauvais, et que… les “gilets jaunes” scandaient… “Nous voulons Trump”.

Mardi dernier, sur Twiter, le président américain s’était déjà moqué de “son ami Emmanuel Macron” et des concessions faites sur les taxes sur les carburants, jugeant déjà que c’était bien la preuve que les accords de Paris étaient voués à l’échec et qu’il avait eu bien raison de les dénoncer.

“Paris brûle”, s’est de son côté enthousiasmé samedi à Bruxelles Steve Bannon, l’ancien sulfureux conseiller de Donald Trump qui s’est aujourd’hui donné pour mission de faire éclater l’Europe et de fédérer toutes les extrêmes droites européennes. ….

En Italie, le ministre Matteo Salvini, le nouvel homme fort du pays, qui n’a jamais caché son inimitié pour Macron, ne cache pas sa joie face aux déboires du Français. Il s’est réjoui sur Twitter d’avoir des supporters parmi les gilets jaunes avant d’ajouter

«Macron n’est plus un problème pour moi, mais un problème pour les Français.»

Le président français est devenu le symbole de toutes les valeurs qu’ils détestent.»

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Lo scontro in atto in Europa è tra identitari sovranisti, e quelle formazioni liberal socialiste che avrebbero voluto vedere un’Unione Europea diventata stato sotto il loro controllo.

«I’ll be forced to apologize because Di Maio’s action …. we can’t allow ourselves such behavior»

Bloomberg cerca di fare il punto della situazione.

«Why do the French have to make everything French or French-sounding?»

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«One French executive, who has just launched operations in Italy, said he was not having any trouble with Italian authorities. The company was started from scratch, all the staff except one was Italian, and his hosts had never shown any hostility toward him, said the executive, who requested not to be named»

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«The risk is that the bickering could descend into a tit-for-tat.»

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In conclusione, condividiamo pienamente la frase detta da Mr Salvini:

«Macron n’est plus un problème pour moi,

mais un problème pour les Français.»


Bloomberg. 2019-02-12. Italy Taps a Simmering Resentment of the French in Diplomatic Feud

– Italy-France quarrel casts shadow over business leaders

– Bones of contention in fashion, Libya, arts… and Mona Lisa

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By picking a fight with France’s Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s populist leaders have cannily tapped a raw nerve among their countrymen.

Behind the broadsides fired by Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, which prompted the French president to recall his ambassador from Rome last week, is a widely held resentment among Italians at what they see as French arrogance and failure to give Italy its due in everything from diplomacy to the arts.

Bones of contention are plentiful, from the French swallowing up Italian fashion labels, to France and Germany flouting European Union deficit rules as the two biggest economies in the bloc — but reprimanding Italy. Then there was former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s intervention in Libya, a former Italian colony.

When the French mention “grandeur,” the Italians counter with the ancient Roman empire and the Renaissance. And yes, Italians believe Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa belongs in Italy, not France.

Berating the French by resurrecting old tropes serves an obvious political purpose. Both Salvini and Di Maio are on a permanent election footing and looking for ways to divert attention away from a battered economy.

Italy’s Escalating Feud With Macron Puts Business at Risk

For the corporate world, the political spat is unwelcome.

At a dinner in Paris last week, Italian bankers working for a French lender in Milan were dismissive of the row, ridiculing Salvini and the anti-immigration rhetoric of his League party. The bankers were more worried about Rome’s fractious coalition, which business leaders feel is picking fights to distract voters from yet another recession.

“Imagine how embarrassed I am,” Oscar Farinetti, founder of the Eataly high-end food chain, complained ahead of the opening of a new store in Paris in two months.

“I’ll be forced to apologize because Di Maio’s action doesn’t represent me and we can’t allow ourselves such behavior,” Farinetti told newspaper La Stampa after Di Maio triggered the ambassador’s recall by meeting leaders of the Yellow Vests protesters near Paris.

Still, some of the bitterness being stirred up strikes a chord with Italian entrepreneurs. In the fashion industry, after French conglomerates spent 20 years buying up some of Italy’s most illustrious family names like Gucci and Fendi, simply using a French word like “provocateur” can be enough to ruffle feathers.

Michel Ange

“How do the French call Michelangelo? Michel Ange – separate. What we call the Rinascimento, they call the Renaissance,” Prada’s CEO Patrizio Bertelli said in an interview with Bloomberg in September. “Why do the French have to make everything French or French-sounding?”

n practice, however, the Italians and the French work closely together in the luxury sector. France makes the perfume, Italy makes the eyewear, handbags, and shoes. Regional authorities in Tuscany, for example, welcome French groups investing in new factories there.

One French executive, who has just launched operations in Italy, said he was not having any trouble with Italian authorities. The company was started from scratch, all the staff except one was Italian, and his hosts had never shown any hostility toward him, said the executive, who requested not to be named.

Petty Things

The risk is that the bickering could descend into a tit-for-tat.

“French people could buy less Italian exports, because this is stoking up nationalism on both sides, although Macron calls it patriotism,” said Nathalie Tocci, director of the Rome-based International Affairs Institute. “Once you get into that vicious circle, you could get into petty things like consumer campaigns not to buy French, and a suspension of major decisions.”

And crucially, Italian businesses stand to lose more than French ones, according to Carlo Alberto Carnevale Maffe, a professor of business strategy at Milan’s Bocconi University.

“The political-industrial apparatus in France is more united and solid than in Italy, where the populist government and the private sector are very detached from each other,” said Carnevale Maffe. “The French can harm us by reducing credit and investment, in sectors from luxury to pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage.”

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