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express
ITALEXIT? Italians want to get rid of Schengen as trust for EU drops to ALL-TIME LOWItalia - whose former leader is ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi - want borders and 50 p
ITALEXIT? Italians want to get rid of Schengen as trust for EU drops to ALL-TIME LOW
express / Posted 19 hours ago
Italia - whose former leader is ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi - want borders and 50 percent of those supporting the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement party . Mr Renzi, 41, has issued the EU with an ultimatum over the migrant crisis which has seen hundreds... Read more
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express
Italy PM frozen OUT of EU as France and Germany meet WITHOUT him ahead of referendummomentous decision to sever ties with Brussels was celebrated by anti-establish
Italy PM frozen OUT of EU as France and Germany meet WITHOUT him ahead of referendum
express / Posted yesterday
momentous decision to sever ties with Brussels was celebrated by anti-establishment and Eurosceptic party the Five Star Movement. Five Star Movement, founded by comedian Beppe Grillo, has now become the most popular party in Italy... Read more
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express
Italy’s far-right, anti-EU movement gets boost as controversial leader returnsItalian comic Beppe Grillo has returned as leader of Five Star Movement Grillo
Italy’s far-right, anti-EU movement gets boost as controversial leader returns
express / Posted yesterday
Italian comic Beppe Grillo has returned as leader of Five Star Movement Grillo, 68, helped co-found the party, known in English as the Five Star Movement, in 2010 but stepped down two years ago saying he was “tired”, leaving the day-to-day running... Read more
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Reuters
Grillo says he is back in charge of Italy's 5-Star MovementLeader of the Five Star Movement and comedian Beppe Grillo gestures as he appea
Grillo says he is back in charge of Italy's 5-Star Movement
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
Leader of the Five Star Movement and comedian Beppe Grillo gestures as he appears as a guest on the RAI television show Porta a Porta (Door to Door) in Rome, May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File ROME Beppe Grillo, the irreverent comic who... Read more
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express
What is Italexit? Will Italy be next to leave the EU?Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if the reforms do not go through,
What is Italexit? Will Italy be next to leave the EU?
express / Posted 3 days ago
Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if the reforms do not go through, which could pave the way for the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) to seize power. Founded by radical comedian Beppe Grillo, the right-wing M5S party has rallied... Read more
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express
Anti-EU parties MAPPED: Who are the Eurosceptics trying break up the EU?on growing frustration with unelected Brussels bureaucrats and a growing migran
Anti-EU parties MAPPED: Who are the Eurosceptics trying break up the EU?
express / Posted 4 days ago
on growing frustration with unelected Brussels bureaucrats and a growing migrant crisis.Related articles Italy’s Five Star Movement, the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom and Hungary’s Jobbik are all rallying to put an end to EU rule. Here... Read more
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BBC News
Italy's Olympic chief insists Rome 2024 Olympic bid will go onthe idea of hosting an Olympic Games hasn't provoked much enthusiasm. The new m
Italy's Olympic chief insists Rome 2024 Olympic bid will go on
BBC News / Posted 5 days ago
the idea of hosting an Olympic Games hasn't provoked much enthusiasm. The new mayor knows that. She comes from the populist Five Star Movement, which has strongly opposed a bid for the Games. Ms Raggi has had a difficult first few weeks in power.... Read more
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Junkee
James Mathison Wants To Create A New Progressive Political Movement To Target The Far-Rightof becoming too much like the political establishment. He cites the success of
James Mathison Wants To Create A New Progressive Political Movement To Target The Far-Right
Junkee / Posted 5 days ago
of becoming too much like the political establishment. He cites the success of Bernie Sanders in the US, the rise of the Five Star Movement in Italy and Podemos in Spain as examples of “really progressive, organised movements” that have broader... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mayor cancels Rome's bid for 2024 Olympicsas "a global flop" because of the amount of money they cost. Raggi, a 38-year-
Mayor cancels Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
as "a global flop" because of the amount of money they cost. Raggi, a 38-year-old lawyer from the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, said Italy was still paying off debts from hosting the 1960 Olympics and the 1990 World Cup. The Games... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Rome's new mayor cancels bid for 2024 Olympicsof the race last year and voters in Hamburg rejected the city’s 2024 bid in a r
Rome's new mayor cancels bid for 2024 Olympics
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
of the race last year and voters in Hamburg rejected the city’s 2024 bid in a referendum. Hailed as the poster girl of the Five Star Movement, Miss Raggi has had a chaotic three months in office since being elected in June. Her administration has... Read more
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BBC News
Rome's protest mayor Raggi finds it tough at the topImage caption Virginia Raggi became mayor in Rome promising a new era for the c
Rome's protest mayor Raggi finds it tough at the top
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
Image caption Virginia Raggi became mayor in Rome promising a new era for the city's infamous politics Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) is learning a rather painful lesson. It is easier to be an anti-establishment movement than it is to be the... Read more
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BBC News
Rome 2024 Olympic bid collapses in acrimonyin 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be "irresponsible" to
Rome 2024 Olympic bid collapses in acrimony
BBC News / Posted 6 days ago
in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be "irresponsible" to be a candidate. Virginia Raggi of the Five Star movement was elected as mayor of the Italian capital in June. There was confusion earlier when reports said she... Read more
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Orange County Register
With 2024 Olympic vote a year away, it's shaping up as a two-city competitionOlympic Games in at least 40 years. Raggi, 38, was elected in July and is a me
With 2024 Olympic vote a year away, it's shaping up as a two-city competition
Orange County Register / Posted 6 days ago
Olympic Games in at least 40 years. Raggi, 38, was elected in July and is a member of the Moivemento 5 Stelle – the Five Star Movement, a populist, anti-establishment, anti-corruption political party. She said Rome’s focus and finances... Read more
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express
ItaLEAVE? Now former Italian PM warnsthe bloc. Italy was once widely considered pro-EU, but the strong showing at t
ItaLEAVE? Now former Italian PM warns
express / Posted 6 days ago
the bloc. Italy was once widely considered pro-EU, but the strong showing at the 2013 general elections by the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) suggests attitudes are changing. And the country is already holding its own referendum in November,... Read more
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express
What is the Five Star Movement? Meet 'Italy's Ukip'Beppe Grillo is the founder of the Five Star Movement If he steps down, many b
What is the Five Star Movement? Meet 'Italy's Ukip'
express / Posted 6 days ago
Beppe Grillo is the founder of the Five Star Movement If he steps down, many believe that would trigger a general election and Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement could make a grab for power.Related articles The Five Star Movement (M5S)... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Italy investigates after grandson of mafia boss closed traffic and landed a helicopter in wedding day spectaclethe square. “In Calabria, just like in Rome, the 'Ndrangheta flies nice and ha
Italy investigates after grandson of mafia boss closed traffic and landed a helicopter in wedding day spectacle
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
the square. “In Calabria, just like in Rome, the 'Ndrangheta flies nice and happy . . while the government acts deaf, dumb and blind,” said outraged Five-Star Movement parliamentary deputy Delila Nesci, who vowed to request a parliamentary inq... Read more
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The Daily Reckoning
Italy’s Referendum Could Spell Disaster for the EUmain opposing parties are getting ready to vote ‘no’ to Renzi’s referendum. An
Italy’s Referendum Could Spell Disaster for the EU
The Daily Reckoning / Posted 8 days ago
main opposing parties are getting ready to vote ‘no’ to Renzi’s referendum. And if Renzi quits, the Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement) may get a boost. The movement was founded in 2010 by comedian and blogger Beppe Grillo. In 2013, the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
George Friedman: Italy Is the Mother of All Systemic Threatslose their deposits. A run on the banks would guarantee a meltdown. A meltdown
George Friedman: Italy Is the Mother of All Systemic Threats
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
lose their deposits. A run on the banks would guarantee a meltdown. A meltdown would topple the government and allow the Five Star Movement, a Euroskeptic party, a good shot at governing. The bail-in rule exists because Berlin doesn't want to... Read more
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The Age
Who is Beppe Grillo?open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream
Who is Beppe Grillo?
The Age / Posted 11 days ago
open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream parties would be likely to risk giving the Five Star Movement a new opportunity right away," Wolfango Piccoli, Eurasia Group's head for Europe said. "An immediate... Read more
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Canberra Times
Who is Beppe Grillo?open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream
Who is Beppe Grillo?
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream parties would be likely to risk giving the Five Star Movement a new opportunity right away," Wolfango Piccoli, Eurasia Group's head for Europe said. "An immediate... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Who is Beppe Grillo?open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream
Who is Beppe Grillo?
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
open to forming a broad coalition to avoid a new vote. "None of the mainstream parties would be likely to risk giving the Five Star Movement a new opportunity right away," Wolfango Piccoli, Eurasia Group's head for Europe said. "An immediate... Read more
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express
Italy referendum explained: Could the referendum result tear the EU apart?and has promised to resign if the result is no. Critics say that by quitting,
Italy referendum explained: Could the referendum result tear the EU apart?
express / Posted 12 days ago
and has promised to resign if the result is no. Critics say that by quitting, the PM could make way for the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (MS5) to gain power. The party, founded by comic Beppe Grillo, has pledged to call another referendum if... Read more
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EuroNews
EU's competition head defends Apple tax ruling in European Parliament debatethe party is over. Although multinationals create jobs they must pay taxes and
EU's competition head defends Apple tax ruling in European Parliament debate
EuroNews / Posted 12 days ago
the party is over. Although multinationals create jobs they must pay taxes and we need a consolidated tax basis.” Italian Five Star Movement MEP Marco Valli complained the EU had been talking about this for years without doing anything: “We need... Read more
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DW
Italy, the sick man of Europe? |of this year showed that 48 percent of the Italian public would like to leave t
Italy, the sick man of Europe? |
DW / Posted 12 days ago
of this year showed that 48 percent of the Italian public would like to leave the EU, especially members of the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement. Minister Gozi told Tim Sebastian: "I love too much my country to let my country go towards suicide." And... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Cornered Renzi changes tack in Italy's high stakes reform campaignpercentage points, up from 1.5 points a week earlier, suggesting a scandal shak
Cornered Renzi changes tack in Italy's high stakes reform campaign
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
percentage points, up from 1.5 points a week earlier, suggesting a scandal shaking one of Renzi's most vocal opponents, the Five Star Movement, was not helping him. However, a source close to Renzi said private polls carried out by the PD at the... Read more
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Reuters
Cornered Renzi changes tack in Italy's high stakes reform campaignpercentage points, up from 1.5 points a week earlier, suggesting a scandal shak
Cornered Renzi changes tack in Italy's high stakes reform campaign
Reuters / Posted 13 days ago
percentage points, up from 1.5 points a week earlier, suggesting a scandal shaking one of Renzi's most vocal opponents, the Five Star Movement, was not helping him. However, a source close to Renzi said private polls carried out by the PD at the... Read more
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express
'HUGE MISTAKE' Italy PM blasted by ex-president over referendum which could TEAR EU apartItalian cities a country risks EU disaster If he was to step aside a national
'HUGE MISTAKE' Italy PM blasted by ex-president over referendum which could TEAR EU apart
express / Posted 13 days ago
Italian cities a country risks EU disaster If he was to step aside a national election could see put Eurosceptic populist Five Star Movement in power. Opposition parties are determined to push forward a breakaway from Brussels, and with Brexit... Read more
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express
Riots break out in Italy as crisis-hit country risks plunging EU into disasterhigh and growth sluggish. ANSAItaly’s banking problems not only have economic
Riots break out in Italy as crisis-hit country risks plunging EU into disaster
express / Posted 14 days ago
high and growth sluggish. ANSAItaly’s banking problems not only have economic consequences for the European Union The Five Star movement party, who recently had a mayor elected in Rome, has used its growing political clout to demand a... Read more
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The Local
'Sweden is not immune to political grassroots movements'Ciudadanos and Podemos which grew out of street protests have ruptured the coun
'Sweden is not immune to political grassroots movements'
The Local / Posted 14 days ago
Ciudadanos and Podemos which grew out of street protests have ruptured the country's two-party system. And in Italy, the Five Star Movement just won the mayoral elections in Rome and Turin. The blog of its unofficial leader, comedian Beppe... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Rome's populist 5-Star movement opposes 2024 Olympic bidROME - The populist Five Star movement, which has mayors in Rome and Turin, has
Rome's populist 5-Star movement opposes 2024 Olympic bid
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 17 days ago
ROME - The populist Five Star movement, which has mayors in Rome and Turin, has clearly stated it is against the Italian capital hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. A blog by Five Stars movement's leader Beppe Grillo clearly said the populist party was... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Why The Eurozone Will Self-Destructis owed. Once that realization sets in, some country will default on their eur
Why The Eurozone Will Self-Destruct
Zero Hedge / Posted 17 days ago
is owed. Once that realization sets in, some country will default on their euro-denominated liabilities. Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement in Italy is on board with that idea already. There are only three possible paths at this point. Three... Read more
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BBC News
Italy's constitutional conundrumbe the next country to seriously question its relationship with the EU. Growing
Italy's constitutional conundrum
BBC News / Posted 18 days ago
be the next country to seriously question its relationship with the EU. Growing in popularity, big in the No camp is the Five Star movement: anti-establishment, populist, wants Italy to be governed by referendums, not what it sees as an elected... Read more
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The Hill
Will the next president face a full-blown eurozone crisis?Italy, ahead of a referendum on constitutional reform to take place toward the
Will the next president face a full-blown eurozone crisis?
The Hill / Posted 19 days ago
Italy, ahead of a referendum on constitutional reform to take place toward the end of November, the populist and anti-Euro Five Star Movement has now drawn level in the polls with the governing Democratic Party. This heightens the chances of a "no"... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Populist fever sweeps Europeon the left as well as the right, say experts. In Italy, where the right-wing
Populist fever sweeps Europe
Manila Standard Today / Posted 21 days ago
on the left as well as the right, say experts. In Italy, where the right-wing Northern League has long been strong, the Five Star Movement, founded by a comedian, is shaking up national politics, winning local elections in Rome by a landslide in... Read more
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Fortune
Why Italy’s New ‘Fertility Day’ Campaign Is a Sexist Messsome gains in June when 5 Star’s Virginia Raggi became the first female mayor o
Why Italy’s New ‘Fertility Day’ Campaign Is a Sexist Mess
Fortune / Posted 25 days ago
some gains in June when 5 Star’s Virginia Raggi became the first female mayor of Rome, and Chiara Appendino, also of the Five Star Movement, clinched Turin’s mayorship. But still, just 28% of Italy’s Senators and 31% of its House members are... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Rome administration in chaos as top ministers resignthe Corriere della Sera, who said the current crisis stems from inexperience an
Rome administration in chaos as top ministers resign
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
the Corriere della Sera, who said the current crisis stems from inexperience and the weak political amalgam of the populist Five Star Movement. “When it comes to getting votes, being transversal is positive, because you draw votes from both right... Read more
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The Hill
An Italian financial crisis poses huge threat to global economyYears of dismal economic performance has contributed to a fragmentation of Ital
An Italian financial crisis poses huge threat to global economy
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
Years of dismal economic performance has contributed to a fragmentation of Italy's politics and to a rise of the populist Five Star Movement that is intent on taking the country out of the euro. It has to be of major concern that ahead of Italy's... Read more

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