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Jul 27 2017

How the Migrant Crisis is Pushing Italy Away from Europe

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by Alessandro Franzi Immigration is going to be the political battleground of the next Italian general elections due in 2018. Virtually all major political leaders have hardened their position on borders protection following the new migration crisis in the Mediterranean. … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Beppe Grillo’s Bitter Moment of Truth

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By Roberto Orsi  The European election results in Italy have been rather surprising. In the context of today’s three-party political landscape (the centre-left Democratic Party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, and Berlusconi’s Forza Italia), most pre-vote polls indicated a rise … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

A Legitimization of the Italian Government More Than a Vote for Europe

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By Monica Poletti The overwhelming victory of the Democratic Party Elections in Italy rarely fail to surprise. The victory at the 2014 EP elections of the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his centre-left, pro-European Democratic Party (PD) came as a … Continue reading

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Sep 10 2013

The spread of anti-establishment politics across Central and Eastern Europe may hold lessons for West European countries

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By Seán Hanley & Allan Sikk The spectacular breakthrough of Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement in Italy in February underlined the potential for a new type of anti-establishment politics in Europe: loosely organised, tech savvy and fierce in its demands … Continue reading

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Mar 7 2013

Grillo’s ‘threat’ and the Spanish press

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By Jose Javier Olivas The Italian general elections took place ten days ago. The divided results and the relatively unexpected success of Berlusconi’s The People of Freedom Coalition (29.1% of votes) and Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement (25.5% of votes) … Continue reading

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