World News: 20:41 GMT Saturday 18th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
As some of the region’s top nationalists rallied in Italy, Merkel’s first full-scale campaign event ahead of the European Parliament election illuminated the choices facing voters as they help determine the future of a 28-country union that’s under unprecedented strain. “Our values mean that we can be proud of our country and at the same time work to build Europe,’’ she told a capacity crowd of 6,000 in a basketball stadium in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Saturday. For his part, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini gathered a coterie of 12 nationalist parties in Milan, inveighing against migration and calling for a “fiscal shock’’ policy in line with that of President Donald Trump.
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