Switzerland wants Lombardy and the League confirms that Lugano is better than Rome.
The proposal comes directly from the Minister of Defence of the Helvetic Confederation, Ueli Maurer. “Lombardy is approximately 90% of the total of all trade with our country,” and therefore “we would rather have relations with Milan than with Rome or Brussels.” Matteo Salvini reply positively: “We have more shared economic, cultural and social ties with Switzerland than with other regions of Italy.” He goes on adding: “Lombardy and Veneto every year send to Rome 50 billion euros more than they receive back and for our workers, in a moment of deep crisis, this is not sustainable any longer”.