The Five Stars Movement (M5S) will campaign for the EU elections on the ticket of cutting what it considers as ‘useless spending’ – not to say ‘foolish spendings’ - for the EU, and continue the battle at EU level after the May elections. “In total, in 2019 taxpayers will spend up to €12.6 million to … Continue reading M5S wants EU to cut spending, starting with Commissioners’ salaries
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Fact check: Five Star messages, how many stars credibility?
“After the European elections, everything will change”. As if a handful of MEPs, 20, 30 or even 40 had the power to do so… Once again politicians from the Five Stars Movement (M5S) are selling what they don’t in store. As if they didn’t promised Italians too much at home, M5S are doubling down by … Continue reading Fact check: Five Star messages, how many stars credibility?
Fact check: Salvini’s key messages under scrutiny
Italian ports are not as closed as officially stated, and the Italian government is much less active in fighting for its positions vis-à-vis its EU partners. This is no fake news. Regrettably, the fake news are “made in Italy” by the vice prime minister, minister for Home Affairs and leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, … Continue reading Fact check: Salvini’s key messages under scrutiny
Fact check: Is France conducting a colonial policy in Africa?
Italy sparked outrage in France and isolated itself as the Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, accused the neighboring country to conduct colonialism policy in Africa, resulting in massive migration. According for the Italian minister for Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, this was a normal exchange, just a new way of conducting the political debate … Continue reading Fact check: Is France conducting a colonial policy in Africa?
Salvini: Portrait of a man behind a mask
He has a nice smile, he is familiar with emoticons, he posts a lot of funny memes, even kitten. The leader of right-wing party The League, Matteo Salvini, likes to shows himself as a good guy. He fills the social media with friendly messages, but behind this cheerful mask there is something else, really scary. … Continue reading Salvini: Portrait of a man behind a mask
Citizens’ dialogue: Is Italy a special case?
The European Commission is ready to strengthen its citizens’ dialogue policy in order to explain to the Europeans what Union is about and what it is doing for them, Jean-Claude Juncker announced in mid-December. “There was a broad agreement that we should continue, as European Commission, with our citizens’ dialogues”, Juncker said at the press … Continue reading Citizens’ dialogue: Is Italy a special case?