>> The heads of two of Europe's most powerful far right parties say the EU's political landscape will see a dramatic change when it decides its next parliament next year.>>
> The leaders say European parliament elections next year will see big wins for the populist vote. Salvini is tapping into an increasingly Euro-sceptic mood in Italy after steep budget cuts. His new budget plan is so aggressive it's going to triple the budget deficit next year in direct defiance of EU rules.
The two said they're fighting against the EU to save the quote, true Europe. Salvini attacked European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for bringing what he called fear and job insecurity to Europe. He also blames the EU economics commissioner, calling both of them the enemies of Europe sealed in the bunker of Brussels.
Despite warnings from the EU, Salvini on Monday doubled down on those plans, saying Italy would not give in to pressure or backtrack before the plans are formally delivered on the October 15th deadline.