Eurosceptic EP win wouldn't hit Italian politics, says pres.
Napolitano discredits Northern League's 'marginal' protests04 February, 15:55
Eurosceptic parties from across Europe are expected to win record numbers at elections. Some nationalist movements have taken the step of reaching out to like-minded groups in other countries in an effort to reduce the power and scope of the European Union.
One such party is Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League, which has forged ties with France's far-right National Front. On Tuesday Northern League MEPs contested Napolitano during his keynote address, waving banners saying "no euro" and "euro kills".
Napolitano discredited their impact. "They're absolutely marginal and modest, traditional protests from the League," he said.