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 ItalianContinua a leggere “The Italian Russiagate”

Verona, 29th–31st March 2019

During the last weekend of March the streets of Verona, Italy were flooded with people who came from all over the world to take part in the 13th session of the World Congress of Families (WCF.) Therefore, for three days, Romeo and Juliet’s town was left into the hands of a fair share of ultra-Catholic, pro-life and intolerant menContinua a leggere “Verona, 29th–31st March 2019”

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 inContinua a leggere “A small town fought back racism, and won”

What the Italian government is doing for women (Spoiler: NOTHING)

In June 2018, after months of negotiations and compromises, Italy started a new political journey with a two-party coalition composed by the Five Star Movement — a populist group created in 2009 by the comedian Beppe Grillo and now proudly represented by Luigi di Maio — and the League, a far-right party led by MatteoContinua a leggere “What the Italian government is doing for women (Spoiler: NOTHING)”

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

Originally published at 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 evenContinua a leggere “Italy’s deficit: a new recipe for the same old story”