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Meloni Says Macron Dinner With Zelenskiy Was Politically Wrong

Giorgia Meloni in Brussels, on Feb. 10.
Giorgia Meloni in Brussels, on Feb. 10.Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni doubled down on her criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron over a dinner he hosted with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy ahead of a European Union summit, calling the invitation “politically wrong.”

Speaking on Friday after the EU talks, she said a private meeting in advance that “privileges the internal public opinion of some leaders risked weakening the overall public opinion on this issue.”