Two setbacks for Salvini in Brussels

In just a couple of days, the rising star of Italian politics Matteo Salvini suffered two setbacks on the Brussels front. First setback: there will be no pre-election alliance with Orbán. Viktor Orbán Fidesz party will stay in the EPP and will join no other alliances, Hungary’s Undersecretary of State and government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács … Continue reading Two setbacks for Salvini in Brussels

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

Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group

An anti-populist amendment to the review the Parliament's Rules of Procedure sparked anger in Brussels. The group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) harshly criticized the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for a move which was read as an attempt to stop the anti-establishment forces in their activity of building up alliances. The main idea … Continue reading Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group

Di Maio in Brussels: In search of European allies

Populism, far-right, liberalism. There is a bit of everything in the recipe of the Five Star Movement (M5S) for Europe. M5S’ leader, Luigi Di Maio, started to unveil his plans for the next alliances in Europe in a visit to Brussels on 9 January. He had meetings with the leaders of different political forces: Kukiz … Continue reading Di Maio in Brussels: In search of European allies