Meloni attributed attacks by his veterans since coming to government to “anarchist groups”.
Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, yesterday condemned the incidents of vandalism recorded on Friday against the country’s Consulate General in Barcelona and a few days before the burning of a diplomatic vehicle in service of the embassy in Germany. He labeled these incidents as “disturbing acts of violence”.
The Rome prosecutor’s office is waiting for the necessary information to launch an investigation into the incidents, which followed the burning of the vehicle of Susanna Schlein, First Counselor of the Italian Embassy in Athens, on 2 December. At the time, the Transalpine prime minister publicly expressed his skepticism about the actions of “anarchist groups”.
Meloni announced, “I send my solidarity and the Italian government to Luigi Estero, First Counselor of the Italian Embassy in Berlin, for the attack that set his car on fire in the German capital.” «In this episode the raid of our Consulate General in Barcelona has been linked with acts of vandalism. The government is paying attention and concern to these new cases of violence against our officials and diplomatic representations.”
On Friday night, at around 10:30 pm, the Mossos d’Esquadra received a notice and went to the Transalpine Consulate on Aribau Street in Barcelona, and found “graffiti and damage to outdoor furniture”, according to sources in the Catalan Autonomous Police. , The first investigation points to a protest act “against the Italian government” and agents are looking for alleged or alleged perpetrators of the act.
Rome’s foreign minister, Antonio Tajani, has already contacted the embassy in Berlin and the consulate in Barcelona to express “their solidarity” in protesting these acts and to ask “that the dynamics of these criminal acts be restored as soon as possible”. To be clarified soon.” , It has also ordered immediate initiation of verification procedures and strengthening of diplomatic headquarters and personnel involved. “In all cases, fortunately, there were no injuries among the diplomatic personnel,” he congratulated himself.