Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

Italians don’t like Europe and their vote will be against the EU as we know it. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank, released its latest publication on the vote intentions and the news coming from the Italian peninsula are not good. The vast majority of Italians appear in the category … Continue reading Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

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?

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

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

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

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