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Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat delivers a speech next to Italy’s Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, during the Italy-Africa summit in Rome on January 29, 2024. Andreas Solaro/AFP

The Mattei Plan: why Giorgia Meloni is looking to Africa

By turning southward, Georgia Meloni’s far-right government is both breaking with foreign policy conventions and scoring points with her base ahead of the European elections.
Demonstration in Piazza Della Scala, in Milan (Italy) for the rights of children of same-sex parent couples. Shutterstock/Federico Fermeglia

LGBTQ+ parents are being removed from their children’s birth certificates in Italy – here’s what’s behind this disturbing trend

The Prosecutor’s Office of Padova (Italy) has asked a local court to remove any same-sex non-biological parent on birth certificates, denying same-sex families the right to State recognition.
Giorgia Meloni gestures during the handover ceremony with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Chigi Palace in Rome in October 2022. Meloni, whose political party with neo-fascist roots secured the most votes in Italy’s national election in September, took office as the country’s first far-right leader since the end of the Second World War. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Why the ideology of the ‘New Right’ is so dangerous

The so-called New Right is aiming for an ideological renewal of right-wing politics by focusing on cultural identity and the politics of belonging. Here’s why that’s so ominous.

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