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The UK media sensationalised a political meeting between Rishi Sunak and Giorgia Meloni, labelling it a “love-burst”. Instead, the event in Rome focused on migration controls and blurred lines between the Conservative and far-right politicians.
Nostalgia in politics: Pan-European study sheds light on how (and why) parties appeal to the past in their election campaigns5 min read
Around two-thirds of Europeans feel nostalgic, and recent studies suggest that these feelings can influence political views. Parties in central and eastern Europe, particularly nationalist ones, are more likely to use nostalgic rhetoric in their manifestos.
Geert Wilders: How election victory in the Netherlands for Party for Freedom fits into a wider picture of European radical-right populism4 min read
Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom’s victory in the Dutch election marks a historic shift with the extreme right becoming the largest party. Potential coalition talks may impact the Netherlands’ EU stance, echoing the complexities seen in Italy’s recent political landscape.
Contested memory in Giorgia Meloni’s Italy: How her far-right party is waging a subtle campaign to commemorate fascist figures5 min read
Giorgia Meloni’s far-right party wants streets in Italy to be named after fascist figures and the far-right’s ‘contribution’ to democracy recognised on national days of memory.
The return of fascist discoursein Italy has been several decades in the making and owes a lot to Matteo Salvini. Giorgia Meloni has simply capitalised on his success at bringing far-right and reactionary ideas further into the mainstream.