Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a known anti immigrant leader of the League, said he’s pleased with EU’s agreement on immigration.
He said today that “I’m satisfied and proud of our government’s results in Brussels.” And, “finally Europe has been forced to discuss an Italian proposal… (and) finally Italy is no longer isolated and has returned to being a protagonist.”
European markets are also generally happy with the news. At the time of writing, DAX and CAC are trading up around 1.4%. FTSE is up 0.8%.
Euro continues to trade as the strongest one today, followed by Sterling.