After the parliamentary elections in Italy, “in South Tyrol, people are very, very concerned about the shift to the right,” said Markus Söder (CDU). After the triumph of the Fratelli d’Italia, the Bavarian Prime Minister wants to take better care of the people living there.
Söder also distances himself from Berlusconi’s Forza Italia. “The party is not the partner we consider right. It is not the task of the EPP and bourgeois parties to enable right-wing governments, ”emphasized Söder.
Neo-fascist groups in Rome have a long tradition of more than critically questioning the autonomy efforts in South Tyrol.
Söder also regretted the poor performance of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) in the elections in the Austrian state of Tyrol.