Who the MEPs from the League work for? They sit in the European Parliament, but they receive also money from outside. Who is paying Matteo Salvini’s men is not clear, what is certain is that the Italian sovereignists are among the main delegations for extra-activities, a study published yesterday (26 September) revealed. Members of the … Continue reading Salvini’s MEPs are the second delegation for external financing
Category: Free and fair?
Why the new Italian government is not good news at all
Finally Italy went out of the crisis. The agreement between the Democratic Party (PD) and the Five Star Movement (M5S) is there. But it is not a complete good news. The green light came from the internet, as the Movement put the draft agreement under referendum for all its voters registered to the e-platform Rousseau. … Continue reading Why the new Italian government is not good news at all
Italy, where are you? Freedom of thought under (Salvini’s) attack in a country where towns are displaced
Geography and democracy: Salvini is not familiar with none of them. The leader of the League has shown his real nature in less than one week. First, he called Italians to vote for his party at the upcoming European elections by issuing a wrong poster, then he sent anti-terrorism agents to a public school because … Continue reading Italy, where are you? Freedom of thought under (Salvini’s) attack in a country where towns are displaced
No five stars in press freedom for the Movement
Italy has problems with media freedoms, so has the Five Star Movement (M5S). The political leader of the party was mentioned by the Council of Europe as one of the main threats for newspapers in the Peninsula. In its report on Freedom of expression in 2018, the international organization with nothing to see with the … Continue reading No five stars in press freedom for the Movement
Few points and many question marks in Five Stars’ political agenda
Few specific proposals, a lot of obstacles to fulfill them. The Five Stars Movement (M5S) unveiled its own political program for the electoral campaign and the next European legislature. Direct democracy is the main item on the agenda, as it could easy to expect from a political force that since the very beginning has been … Continue reading Few points and many question marks in Five Stars’ political agenda
What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?
“Neo-fascist”. There is no other way to define an organization championing fascism. In Italy the apology of fascism is illegal. But the minister for Home Affairs, Matteo Salvini, in charge of applying the legislation, lets fascists to do whatever they want. It happened in Prato, city in the central region of Tuscany. This is where … Continue reading What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?
Salvini’s MP threatens to fire an EU Parliament official
In time of Fascism Italians who didn’t think like the fascists were persecuted. In some case they were forced to drink pure olive oil, in other cases they couldn’t obtain a job, in other more extreme cases internment was in use during Fascism. In today’s times there are Italians acting in way that recalls the … Continue reading Salvini’s MP threatens to fire an EU Parliament official
Criticism on Conte, praise of Mussolini: Tajani’s words caused earthquake
Praise of fascism and denigration of the current Italian prime minister. More simply, how to ruin a politician’s reputation and credibility in less than five minutes. The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, generated an earthquake with his remarks on Benito Mussolini and the prime minister Giuseppe Conte in an interview he gave to … Continue reading Criticism on Conte, praise of Mussolini: Tajani’s words caused earthquake
Don’t expect fair play on Twitter, Facebook
The electoral campaign in Italy will be more and more about tweets and Facebook posts, up to the very last moment of the next May European elections. A non-stop influence activity will be thus be exerted on all Italians with voting right, despite the pre-election silence foreseen by the national legislation. The European Parliament and … Continue reading Don’t expect fair play on Twitter, Facebook