(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 20 – Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini on Tuesday rejected the appointment as government advisor of a former labor minister whom he demonized because it brought thousands to tears people without jobs and pensions overnight at the height of the debt crisis in 2011.
Elsa Fornero, a respected scholar who served as Minister of Labor to former Prime Minister Mario Monti in his 2011-2013 emergency austerity administration, has been appointed Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Salvini, who has waged a relentless campaign of vitupation against her after creating the so-called “esodati” or “exiles”, said on Tuesday “Formero? it means less than zero to me “.
Fornero, 73, is an economist, university professor and politician who served as Minister of Labor, Social Policy and Gender Equality in the Monti cabinet from November 2011 to April 2013.
Fornero has been accused by numerous journalists, media and politicians from opposition parties of acting with a snobbish attitude towards ordinary people’s problems during the economic crisis. His statement that “today a job is no longer a right” and that young people should not be too “picky” (to use the word in English) about job search has become quite famous.
In December 2011, shortly after his appointment to government post, Fornero publicly mourned as he presented his new austerity measures.
Salvini is an enthusiastic supporter of former European central banker Draghi while his closest ally, Giorgio Meloni of the Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, is the only major party leader not to have joined his unity administration. national level and uses this position to express strong opposition. to many of its policies. (ANSA).
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