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Salvini Points Finger at EU After Italian Bridge Disaster Kills 35

  • Salvini says EU rules can’t hold back investment in safety
  • Deadly bridge collapse comes as Italy prepares 2019 budget
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Italy Looks for Answers in Aftermath of Deadly Bridge Collapse
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The populists setting the agenda in Italy’s coalition government seized on the collapse of a bridge in northern Italy to question whether they should respect European Union budget constraints.

Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini of the euroskeptic League led the way, telling reporters in Catania, Sicily, that the failure of a roughly 50-year-old suspension bridge in Genoa shows how important it is to increase investment spending. He hinted that EU spending limits could put lives at risk.