former russian president Dmitry Medvedev It was fast last Thursday when the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister was made public Mario Draghi. He lacked time to post on Instagram, along with a face of the resigning Boris Johnson, another of Mario Draghi followed by a large question mark, who came to ask who would be the next to fall.
And indeed, that simple publication perfectly embodies what is being played out today due to the drama of the war in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion on February 24. It is no mystery that Putin understands that this war is also a war, and largely to weaken the European Union. The threats of energy collapse due to the hypothetical closure of the Russian gas supply to the pipeline Gulf Stream 1 hanging over Europe are an inescapable symptom of what is at stake. That is to say, precisely the endurance capacity of us, the Europeans, when designing a policy against Russia and the war unleashed by it in Ukraine.
That requires stability in the respective governments of the Union. And if we look at France Already Italy, it will not be with much of that that we find ourselves. France, because with the parliament elected last June, the presidential majority lacks a parliamentary majority, which in turn no one has, be it the extreme right or the extreme left; Thus, President Macron faces his second and definitive five-year term in a situation of weakness, worrying as it is the second country in the European Union.
It would be the loss of a man who has been playing a providential role in Italian politics for more than a year at the service of stability and the necessary reforms in that country.
A similar case is that of Italy, after the president Mattarella has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Draghi, shot down after a petty parliamentary maneuver by the populist Five Star Movement, and despite multiple requests, including street demonstrations, that he remain in office. Even before it was confirmed, the European media had already described this episode as a real “Italian bomb”, due to the devastating effects that Draghi’s resignation could cause in the third country of the Union (behind Germany and France). Among other consequences, the loss of a man who has been playing a providential role in Italian politics for more than a year at the service of stability and the necessary reforms in that country. With his fall, the possibility of an electoral advance is opened in which the extreme right-wing force Brothers from Italy appears with serious possibilities of being able to form a government in which the feral right of the League presided over by Salvini also participates, among other right-wing forces.
And here comes the problem noted by former Russian President Medvedev: what resources of unity and cohesion do the twenty-seven of us who make up the European Union club really have to deal with the indisputable Russian threat in the war in Ukraine? Because the populist threat -whether from the extreme left, or from the extreme right- often arises within the governments themselves or their allies. In France, it would be nonsense to neglect the relations of the extreme right led by Marine LePen with the Russian Putin regime; or, to the extreme left, those same relations directed by their leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The same is happening in Italy, particularly in the extreme right of Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy; or the Salvini League.
Because we will be told what “No to war” means in a situation like the present one in which European countries are very clear that we are witnessing an unknown European war on our continent since 1945
If we come to Spain we find ourselves in a situation where all the marks of unpredictability appear. We have a government partner, who at times plays opposition to the government itself, mediated and in serious crisis with itself, such as United We Can. A true specialist in the innocuous because meaningless “No to war” which means nothing. Because we will be told what “No to war” means in a situation like the present one in which the European countries are very clear that we are witnessing a European war unknown on our continent since 1945, which must necessarily end with the withdrawal and the defeat of the Russian aggressor. It becomes difficult to attend a coalition that everyone considers finished. The first, the vice president herself Yolanda Diaz launched to scrutinize the roads of Spain with the purpose of adding, which can become subtracting, or dividing, without taking into account its own United We Canwhen not directly facing each other.
Then come the parliamentary allies of the Government, literally the worst of each house, whose only function, admitted by themselves, is nothing more than to weaken and disintegrate our democratic State. So the case of CKDcommitted to the permanent and impossible claim of self-determination and amnesty for the coup events of October 2017. Strictly, neither of these assumptions are admissible under our Constitution, which that coup force is determined to undermine every day.
It is not difficult to predict that this whitening and normalization policy followed by the PSOE towards Bildu will result in the strengthening of the latter and the weakening of the former.
And finally, the immoral agreements with Bildu, legatee of terrorism, and also committed to overthrowing our constitutional regime; the one that they shamefully describe as the regime of 78. It is not difficult to predict that this policy of whitening and normalization followed by the PSOE towards Bildu will result in the strengthening of the latter and the weakening of the former. Wow, suicidal genius. As if we didn’t know, by now, that having such allies only strengthens them, and weakens anyone who dares to deal with them.
With this throng of parliamentary allies it is impossible for us to witness a defense of our institutions. On the contrary, it is a permanent succession of crises that we are facing. And it is proof that, in view of what is happening in countries neighboring ours, a bad future can await us as partners of the European Union if we continue in the effort to stir up discord and civil division, which are today at the moment the most precious values if we intend to properly face the challenges that lie ahead for Europe.