OK, anything must be better than Silvio Berlusconi, but you have to get a bit scared when one of the first references to Romano Prodi in recent times on BBC News Online talks of his plans to reconstruct a Catholic pilgrim route – see this. It is clear that Prodi’s coalition – the Unione / Ulivo – do not have the liberal social policy approach of Zapatero in Spain. But on the other hand the demographic situation in Italy is utterly dire, so a dose of liberalism in these matters to distance the Italian state from the Church would have been very welcome. Let’s hope for better people that mortadella (Prodi’s nickname – a kind of Bologna sausage) in the coalition!
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In an absurd act of mainstreaming, @POLITICOEurope includes not only Viktor Orban in the "Dreamer" category of its Politico 28 but also extreme right activist Götz Kubitschek who for example pushes narrative of "great replacement"
Nah. It’s not about clicks. It’s about systematically pissing people off to be “edgy” and meanwhile trying to blast completion in Brussels out of the market.
Oh and Olaf Scholz in the 28? That’s some kind of a joke, right? @tabouchadi
@tabouchadi @POLITICOEurope 1. We do lots of reporting on these subjects besides this one-off magazine. Take a look at http://politico.eu. 2. Our business model is not about clicks - do your homework. 3. Perhaps you'd like to suggest a list of "approved" people we can write about? Have a nice day.
This reality check is missing the most important information: Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden have proposal to change this EU law, but the UK is opposing it.
In February the European Parliament passed resolution calling for this, but Conservative MEPs did not support it https://twitter.com/BBCRealityCheck/status/1203052745009377282
[email protected] says after Brexit, the UK could ban live animal exports. He's right.
No EU country can ban live animal exports on its own because of Single Market rules. #BBCDebate
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