Italy has denounced this Wednesday that France crossed its border after the authorities of the Haute-Savoie region (east) adopted measures to protect a natural area of Mont Blanc, in the Alps, which is in Italian territory.
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has ordered his embassy in Paris to formally express to the French authorities the Rome’s “strong disagreement” over the measures taken by Haute Savoie and that affect territories outside their sovereignty.
The conflict zone is in Mont Blanc, the highest point in the European Union that rises 4,807 meters above sea level and over which the border between the two countries crosses.
Minister Di Maio reminds the Paris authorities that “they had agreed on the need to avoid any unilateral initiative of the local authorities on this area“.
For that reason has requested the intervention of the delegation of the Government of Paris in Haute-Savoie so that the French regional authorities do not take measures that affect the Italian territory and has ensured that, in any case, it does not recognize their validity.
In recent days the Italian government had been criticized for not responding to these events, especially by the extreme right-wing opposition. The leader of the Italian Brothers party, Giorgia Meloni, called it a “de facto invasion” and “unacceptable”.