Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has said the ministry was most certainly "going forward" on replacing "parent 1" and "parent 2" with "father" and "mother" on electronic ID cards for children.
Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana, a League member, praised his party leader, saying: “Well done Matteo, you move ahead on the right things!”.
“We are going forward” despite the opposition of Italy’s privacy watchdog which is against the change, said Salvini.
“There is no privacy guarantor that can deny a child’s right to have a mother and a father,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Italian association of municipalities, ANCI, also came out against Salvini’s proposed change on Friday.
But as British daily The Express reported, more than half of Italians polled are losing trust in the EU with its globalist policies, as just seven percent still believe the institution has their best interests at heart.
The poll done by Istituto Ixe comes in the wake of Italy refusing to submit to pressure form the EU regarding its budget plan. The governing coalition has defied the European Commission, insisting that it will not change its deficit target of 2,4 percent for 2019. The ultimatum from Brussels is unprecedented.
On Friday Salvini said that the Italian people will not accept it if the European Commission imposed penalties over the government’s budget plan for 2019.
“They want to penalize us, but this will end up being more damaging to the EU than to us,” League party leader Salvini told the Italian media. “They are really crazy if they open an infringement procedure, because 60 million Italians would rise up,” he said.
The European Commission claims Italy breaches the Stability and Growth Pact, but the government has said an expansive budget is needed to finance key pledges and boost sluggish growth.
Two-thirds of Italians interviewed between September 28 and October 5 2018, also believe that the EU’s policies on food damage products made in Italy.
A spokesperson for Coldiretti said: “The clear majority of Italians therefore believe that community regulation and the recent choices regarding international treaties are not adequate to guarantee quality, safety but also respect for the gastronomical traditions of Italy.”
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