The Italian Five Star Movement is considering joining the â€˜Socialists and Democratsâ€™ grouping in the European Parliament. Andrea Capati and Marco Improta argue that this pro-Europeanist turn owes much to the partyâ€™s recent experience in government. It also marks a further stage in the â€˜normalisationâ€™ of the Five Star Movement Read more
Protests have broken out in Rome against the extension of Italyâ€™s Covid Green Pass to the workplace. They quickly deteriorated into violence and assault, exploited by the fascist group Forza Nuova. This, argues Martin Bull, has reignited the debate about Italyâ€™s fascist heritage, and led to calls on Prime Minister Draghi to dissolve the group Read more
Mario Draghiâ€™s new government enjoys broad support in both Italian parliamentary chambers. But Matteo Salvini's League is likely to make its life difficult. Daniele Albertazzi and Davide Pellegrino speculate that Salviniâ€™s party will likely keep one foot in and one foot out of government Read more
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