Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a referendum on whether to keep the Euro.
Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: “We want a consultative referendum on the Euro.
“The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a ‘Euro 2’.
“We entered the European Parliament to change many treaties.
“The mere fact that a country like Great Britain even held a referendum on whether to leave the EU signals the failure of the European Union.”
The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries another for southern nations.