Despite his League Party’s dwindling influence in the European Parliament – currently 73 out of 751 seats – Matteo Salvini continues to argue that his nationalist Identity and Democracy alliance will assert more influence and move EU policy along a policy trajectory similar to the US president’s.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, is aiming for his country to became “the main partner” of the US in Europe as he heads to Washington DC this week to meet with officials from the Trump administration.

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