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ITALIAN Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte launched a scathing attack on Brussels as he warned there is a “real risk” the EU will fail unless the bloc comes up with a united response to the coronavirus crisis.

Source: Italy PM sends stern warning to EU over coronavirus response – ‘Real risk EU will fail’ | World | News | Express.co.uk

Speaking to BBC News, ‘s Prime Minister claimed the  outbreak is the biggest challenge faced by the bloc since World War 2, as he urged EU leaders to step up. He said: “It’s a big challenge to the existence of Europe and the history of Europe. We’re not just writing pages in the books of economics, we’re writing pages in history books.

“This is a big appointment with history and we cannot miss it.

“Myself and other European leaders need to rise to the challenge.

“There’s no doubt that if our response isn’t strong and unified if Europe fails to come up with a monetary and financial policy adequate for the biggest challenge since the Second World War, for sure, not only Italians but European citizens will be deeply disappointed.”

He added: ”If we do not seize the opportunity to put new life into the European project, the risk of failure is real.”

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