After an eighteen years’ break, Silvio Berlusconi signed a new contract with the Italian people. In 2001 he played the highly-publicised card of signing a written document with all the political commitments of his government agenda. The Cavaliere did it live, in one of the biggest TV show in the recent history of the Italian … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda
Sovereignists of Europe, unite! The leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, is working non-stop to form all the anti-EU alliances possible. He needs partners in the next European Parliament to form a political group after the May elections. Recently “the captain”, as Salvini is nicknamed, was able to establish a special partnership with the Hungarian … Continue reading Salvini flirting with Orban to undermine the EU
Migration, here we go again. The Italian government didn’t waste time to instigate fear from asylum seekers by warning about an upcoming invasion. The minister for Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi, informed the European Commission about concerns in Italy for the possibility of mass flows due to instability in Libya. A letter was sent to … Continue reading Italy claiming the impossible on migration to blame the EU
The European agenda on migration could darken, as new instability erupted in Libya, one of the local political leaders warned. Eastern Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the UN-backed government in Tripoli, paving the way for a new struggle for power. The EU, and Italy with it, back the prime minister of … Continue reading Libya turmoils to fuel anti-migration propaganda in Italian electoral campaign
(this post has been updated the 10th of April in order to grant the right of reply and contribute to a more comprehensive analysis) Oops! They did it again. MEPs from the Five Stars Movement (M5S) once again substituted the truth with their own fabrications. Despite all the initiatives taken at EU level to tackle … Continue reading Fact-check: Did the Commission propose mandatory relocation of migrants?
How to stop once and for all the false narrative on migration? The European Commission decided to declare war to populists by publishing an anti-fake fact document on the phenomenon in order to put a hot topic away from the electoral campaign. It never happened since 2015, since the migration crisis erupted in Europe. To … Continue reading Countering the false narratives for migration
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
“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?
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
Italians don’t have much confidence in the European Union, the latest Eurobarometer survey revealed. According to the opinion poll released just before the Christmas break, voters in Italy don’t trust the EU more than the British. Also, Italians don’t think their opinion counts much at EU level. This is something to take into account, since … Continue reading Is Italy out of love with EU?