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Italian Election Favourite Blasts Brussels: ‘The EU Can Go F*ck Itself’

Italian Election Favourite Blasts Brussels: ‘The EU Can Go F*ck Itself’

Italian populist Matteo Salvini, frontrunner to win the nation’s coming elections, has said the European Union “can go f*ck itself” in an explosive interview.
Italian Populist Leader Promises To Deport 500,000 Migrants

Italian Populist Leader Promises To Deport 500,000 Migrants

Matteo Salvini, leader of the populist Lega Nord, has promised he will deport half a million migrants if he becomes Prime Minister of Italy.
Pro-Sovereignty Populists on Course to Dominate European 2018 Elections

Pro-Sovereignty Populists on Course to Dominate European 2018 Elections

After the victory of pro-sovereignty Czech President Miloš Zeman, many are looking to the next three big national elections in Europe this year in which populists and pro-sovereignty parties look to
Mediterranean Migrant Route Numbers Rapidly Increasing

Mediterranean Migrant Route Numbers Rapidly Increasing

Since last summer the number of migrants crossing from Libya has greatly declined, but new figures show that the number is rising once again as Libya becomes increasingly unstable.
Italy’s Populists Turn Up the Heat as Anti-Migrant Anger Boils

Italy’s Populists Turn Up the Heat as Anti-Migrant Anger Boils

Matteo Salvini, center, began his campaign before Italy’s election in March at a Roma camp in Via Germagnano, on the outskirts of Turin, last week.
Vast Majority of Under-35 Italians Now Oppose Mass Migration

Vast Majority of Under-35 Italians Now Oppose Mass Migration

A poll has revealed that 65 per cent of Italians under the age of 35 are against mass migration with some wanting to limit the number of migrants flowing into the country while others want the rate
Number of Illegal Migrants Crossing Sea to Italy DOUBLES in One Month

Number of Illegal Migrants Crossing Sea to Italy DOUBLES in One Month

The EU Border Agency (Frontex) says the number of illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Italy has doubled in the space of a month.
Italian Voters Set to Shake European Union to Its Core as Anti Mass Migration and Euroscepticism Dominate Election

Italian Voters Set to Shake European Union to Its Core as Anti Mass Migration and Euroscepticism Dominate Election

Italians are set to elect a new government on Sunday with anti-mass migration and Eurosceptic parties dominating the polls in an election that could shake the European Union to its foundations.
Steve Bannon Steals Front Page on Italy’s Election Day: ‘Same Pre-Trump Atmosphere’

Steve Bannon Steals Front Page on Italy’s Election Day: ‘Same Pre-Trump Atmosphere’

As Italians file into the voting booth for national elections Sunday, they are carrying copies of Steve Bannon’s first-hand analysis of Italian politics thanks to a frontpage article in the Corriere
Italy Exit Poll: Populist Parties Surge But No Majority for 5 Star or Right-Wing Coalition

Italy Exit Poll: Populist Parties Surge But No Majority for 5 Star or Right-Wing Coalition

Newly released exit polls from today’s Italian national election show a massive surge for populist parties with the Five Star Movement (M5S) becoming the single largest party while the centre-right
‘Reform or Crumble’ – Populist Leader Says Italian Elections Are ‘Last Chance’ Before Italy Follows UK Out of EU ‘Cage’

‘Reform or Crumble’ – Populist Leader Says Italian Elections Are ‘Last Chance’ Before Italy Follows UK Out of EU ‘Cage’

Populist leader Matteo Salvini has warned that Italy could leave the European Union (EU) after Britain if Brussels continues to refuse to listen to the public’s concerns.
Populists Sweep Italian National Elections, 5-Star Movement Big Winner

Populists Sweep Italian National Elections, 5-Star Movement Big Winner

In what is being called “the mother of all anti-establishment votes,” populist-nationalist parties hammered parties identified as being part of the old guard in Italian elections Sunday, radically
Salvini ‘Ready to Govern’ Italy, No Deal with 5-Star Movement

Salvini ‘Ready to Govern’ Italy, No Deal with 5-Star Movement

After the center-right coalition’s victory in Sunday’s elections, Matteo Salvini was quick to rule out an alliance with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, insisting Monday that his party is ready
Italy Election Aftermath: Renzi Quits, Center-Left ‘Disappears’

Italy Election Aftermath: Renzi Quits, Center-Left ‘Disappears’

With final results in from Sunday’s national elections in Italy, the depth of the defeat for the left can be fully appreciated with the resignation of the leader of the Democratic Party (PD) and the
75 Per Cent of First-Time Young Italian Voters Marked Their Ballots For Populist Parties

75 Per Cent of First-Time Young Italian Voters Marked Their Ballots For Populist Parties

New statistics from the recent Italian election show 75 per cent of the youngest first-time voters -- born in 1999 -- voted for anti-establishment parties.
Berlusconi Proposes Coalition Between Right-Wingers and 5-Star Which Could ‘Pierce Brussels Through the Heart’

Berlusconi Proposes Coalition Between Right-Wingers and 5-Star Which Could ‘Pierce Brussels Through the Heart’

Four-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has suggested Italy's centre-right coalition team up with the populist Five-Star Movement (M5S) to form a government which would send shockwaves through the
Italy Lifts Ban on Silvio Berlusconi Holding Political Office

Italy Lifts Ban on Silvio Berlusconi Holding Political Office

A Milan court has rehabilitated media magnate and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, releasing him from his “lifetime ban” on holding public office and paving the way for a possible return to
Amid Italy Coalition Talks, Populist Leader Blasts EU for ‘Unacceptable’ Immigration Interference

Amid Italy Coalition Talks, Populist Leader Blasts EU for ‘Unacceptable’ Immigration Interference

The leaders of Italy's two largest political parties remain in negotiations over the form and direction of a potential coalition government despite assurances made on Sunday that an agreement was just
‘Italy Should Not be a German Colony’: Salvini Slams EU Demands For €10 Billion Corrective Budget

‘Italy Should Not be a German Colony’: Salvini Slams EU Demands For €10 Billion Corrective Budget

Populist leader of La Lega Matteo Salvini lashed out at the European Union this week after requests that Italy implements a €10 billion corrective budget while promoting a eurosceptic candidate for
Sabotage: Italian President Blocks Eurosceptic Coalition Govt, Populist Leader Calls for Impeachment

Sabotage: Italian President Blocks Eurosceptic Coalition Govt, Populist Leader Calls for Impeachment

Italian President Sergio Mattarella announced his rejection of Italy’s populist coalition government Sunday evening in what is being billed as one of the worst days in Italian political history.