The Outcome of the EU Parliamentary Elections 2024: The Likelihood of a Far-Right Wave

This text explores the recent success of the far-right in different national elections in Europe to try and determine whether this might translate into a far-right “wave” at the next EU parliamentarian elections.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italy Fights EU On Nutri-Score System

Giorgia Meloni opposes the EU’s Nutri-score system that is proposed to score foods in supermarkets due to the system ignoring benefits of caloric dense products such as olive oil.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Greece Makes History While Leaving Italy Behind

Greece makes history as the first Orthodox Christian nation to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Italy remains the sole nation in western Europe not allowing same-sex marriages.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Chiara Ferragni, PandoroGate and EasterEggGate

Chiara Ferragni has been in the spotlight for years in Italy yet now her reputation has been damaged by numerous scandals that have recently been uncovered.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italian Foreign Minister Proposes EU Army

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani calls for the creation for an EU army. This is not a novel proposal, yet it remains an elusive goal of the EU.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italy To Build Migrant Detention Centers In Albania

Italy may start processing migrants in Albania if a an agreement formed between Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is allowed to move forward.

A Changing Political Landscape: The Growth of the Far-Right in Europe

Recurrent crises highlight a consistent failure of current leaders to meet demands of protection; protection against war, economic crashes, and immigration. This failure pushes individuals towards parties that offer different and extreme methods of protection. Such as expanding military power and cracking-down on so-called illegal migration. Here, far-right parties gain the opportunity to position themselves as champions of strength and safeguarding, offering new hard-line politics on immigration, economics, and nationalism.

(REPORT) Italy and the BRI: in the Shadow of Sino-American Competition and Balancing National Interest

Italy’s BRI engagement economic promises fell short. Italy’s reassessing aligns with US priorities. Taiwan’s ties could help distancing from China but strain relations. Balancing interests, alliances, and economics, Italy navigates a complex situation. Exiting the BRI may offer security assurances while maintaining diplomatic and economic hedging with the US and China.

[REPORT] Table for Two?: Italy and Other Upper-Middle Powers in Modern Global Affairs

This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.