Matteo Salvini and Gianluca Savoini in Moscow

The Italian Russiagate

What’s going on between Italy’s first far-right party, Russian financiers, two lawyers, an Anglo-German bank and lots, lots of money. It’s Thursday, October 18th. Six important men sit together in the hall of the luxury hotel Metropol in Moscow. They are discussing the exchange of 65 million dollars in illegal funding for the far-right Italian…

Islamic women protesting in Lodi

A small town fought back racism, and won

Lodi is one of the smallest provinces in Northern Italy, with about 45.000 inhabitants. You can easily reach it with a 40 minutes car ride from Milan or with one of the many trains that every hour leave the Central railway station. It’s nice and cozy, one of those place you seldom read about in…

Migrants in Italy

Italy’s fight against Human Rights will come back to bite

On November 29th, 2018, something changed in Italy. The Parliament officially approved the Security and Immigration Decree which, among many directives, erases humanitarian protection from the country’s body of law and downsizes the SPRAR system, that linked together the many centers for protection and integration of immigrants dotted around the peninsula. According to the far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini those…

Nave Aquarius

Fact checking: ma davvero i rifiuti dell’Aquarius sono infettivi?

Martedì 20 novembre la procura di Catania ha aperto — di nuovo — un’inchiesta a carico dell’associazione internazionale Medici Senza Frontiere, accusata di smaltimento illecito di rifiuti: secondo il procuratore Carmelo Zuccaro i collaboratori della nave Aquarius, di proprietà di MSF e SOS Mediterranee, avrebbero smaltito in modo non consono alle procedure 24 tonnellate di rifiuti pericolosi negli ultimi…

Conte, Di Maio e Salvini seduti

Italy’s deficit: a new recipe for the same old story

Originally published at nyta.us on October 12, 2018. The Italian government approved a new budget plan last month that shocked the stock market and started a heated debate among its citizens. The plan sets the deficit target at 2.4 percent of the GDP, almost three times the goal of the previous administration. This makes Italy’s situation even…