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Italian Politics
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Rishi Sunak and Giorgia Meloni’s Rome tryst on migration

4 min read
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.

Geert Wilders: How election victory in the Netherlands for Party for Freedom fits into a wider picture of European radical-right populism

4 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.

Giorgia Meloni: How the realities of office trumped the Italian prime minister’s radicalism

4 min read
Italian PM Giorgia Meloni’s government, once feared as radical, reveals moderation in foreign and economic policies, aligning with the EU and the US. Challenges emerge, though, as promises face practical constraints, risking discontent.

A mother’s right: The battle for same-sex parenting in Italy

3 min read
The Italian government is challenging the rights of same-sex parents. The story of Michela and Viola, a lesbian couple who have had one of their names removed from their daughter’s birth certificate, illustrates the human impact of these policies.

Silvio Berlusconi: The property developer who became a media tycoon – and Italy’s most flamboyant prime minister

5 min read
Despite his serving three separate terms in office, it’s still difficult to decide on a definitive view of the late Italian prime minister.

Giorgia Meloni and the return of fascism: How Italy got here

6 min read
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.
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