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5/17, 8:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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CDU leader rules out alliance with Salvini's League

The European People's Party (EPP) will not be forging alliances with Italy's Northern League, according to Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (pictured) interview with Repubblica released on Friday.

"I believe that for the CDU/CSU but also for the European EPP it will be important that in the next EU Parliament there are more pro-European forces than anti-EU forces," the recently appointed CDU president stated.

Commenting on the political climate in Italy, Kramp-Karrenbauer said she was worried about growing anti-Europeanism. "Developments in Italy - one of the founding countries of the EU and one of the largest and most powerful countries in Europe - force us and force Germany to be very vigilant," Angela Merkel's successor underlined.

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