A furious Italian Foreign Minister has warned that the EU is on the brink of “collapse” if the bloc does not sort the coronavirus pandemic together.
Brussel’s handling over the pandemic across the EU has been constantly criticised the last few months, which has sparked fury with Italy as they claim they have received little help.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio warned the “EU spirit could be lost,” as Europe slowly start to reopen borders, but could not allow visitors from high Covid countries.
Di Maio slammed the move and warned Italy would “not remain silent.”
Writing on Facebook he said, “We need a common European response to the crisis or Europe will collapse.
“We are not a quarantine hospital, we demand respect.
“These days I have heard a lot about Italy.
“It is not the time to create controversy, but I want to say one thing clearly; we demand respect.
“We must always measure words and actions.
“If anyone thinks of treating us like a quarantine hospital, we will not remain silent.
“We need a common European response because if we act in different ways, the EU spirit is lost. And Europe collapses.
“Patience has a limit, I understand the competition between individual States, it is legitimate, provided that it is healthy and fair.
“Because there is a fact that I proudly claim: Italy is beautiful, unique, it has fantastic beaches. And most likely it has no rivals.”