Milan: Italy’s next government will guide its efforts to trying to tame taking off energy prices, Giorgia Meloni, who is broadly expected to be named prime minister, said on Saturday.
Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party and allies Forza Italia and the League face a daunting rundown of difficulties, including the spike in energy costs to a great extent brought about by Russia’s intrusion of Ukraine.
“I still think this is a primary responsibility of the new government, and we are committed to working on this,” said Meloni, who was talking in Milan at an occasion held by Italy’s biggest agriculture lobby Coldiretti in her first public appearance since the election night. Invited by blissful commendation, Meloni took the stage and blamed the expanding cost of energy on speculation.
She said she was in regular contact with the outgoing government of Mario Draghi and that she would guard Italy’s national interest, however, that would not mean embracing a negative attitude towards worldwide accomplices.
As European Union countries banter on whether to set a gas price cap for the bloc to counter surging gas and electricity prices, Germany on Thursday set out a 200 billion euro ($196 billion) defensive shield to protect its companies and households.
Earlier on Saturday, Meloni met Forza Italia leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to discuss, in addition to other things, pressing topics such as energy costs, the two parties said in a joint statement.