MEP tells Giuseppe Conte ‘it hurts me to see the political degeneration of Italy’

A fiery exchange broke out in the European parliament on Tuesday after MEP Guy Verhofstadt called the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, “a puppet”.

The slur came after Conte made his debut speech in Strasbourg, during which he said the EU had lost touch with “the people” since the financial crisis of a decade ago and that its immigration rules were “unsustainable”.

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