"The others want to change Europe, we want to quit," Paragone said after the EU deal was struck.
The European issue has dominated Italian politics in recent years, with eurosceptics blaming the EU for the country's chronic economic stagnation and its difficulties in handling migrant arrivals from Africa.
A Eurobarometer survey in 1998 showed 69 percent of Italians supported EU membership, while in 2002, after the introduction of euro notes and coins, Italy was the second-most pro-euro nation after Luxembourg, with 79 percent expressing a positive opinion.
A survey by pollster SWG at the end of May showed just 39 percent of Italians said they trusted the EU.
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