France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

Di Maio had already denounced the French government for protecting the elite and the privileged, saying "a new Europe is being born of the "yellow vests", of movements, of direct democracy".

"Today with Alessandro Di Battista [fellow M5S politician], we made a trip to France and we met the leader of the Yellow Vests Cristophe Chalençon and the candidates in the European elections..."

France has urged Italy to resume relations "worthy of our common destiny". "Having disagreements is one thing, but using the relationship for electoral purposes is quite another".

In December, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was "partly responsible" for the "insufficient response" to the protests that have rocked the country.

Di Maio's meeting with yellow vest activists came after Salvini called Macron "a awful president" in January.

Macron has at times responded, criticising Italy last June for its refusal to accept a boatload of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, and taking aim at Rome's public finances.

He invited them and other yellow vests to a follow-up meeting in Rome, claiming on Twitter that "The wind of change has crossed the Alps".

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Italy's two deputy prime ministers, Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League and Luigi Di Maio of the populist, anti-establishment Five-Star movement, have in recent months goaded Macron on a number of issues.

In a statement on Wednesday (6 February), a French foreign ministry spokesman described the meeting with the yellow vests, as a provocation that "is unacceptable between neighbouring countries and partners at the heart of the EU".

De Maio's fellow deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has lambasted President Emmanuel Macron directly by saying he is "close, with all my heart.to the French people, the millions of men and women who live in France under a awful government and bad president".

He called for the two countries to find a solution to problems which have caused tensions, including French border controls on the Italian border and demands by Rome for the extradition of far-left Italian militants who live in France.

The "yellow vest" protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, before ballooning into a wider revolt against Macron's policies and governing style.

"We don't want to row with anyone", Salvini said on Thursday in a statement.

Le Pen said the French people don't feel that their government represents their interests.

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