Giorgia Meloni: “We Intend to Change Everything in the European Union”

The European parliamentary elections are just six weeks away, and the “populist” parties — those that support national sovereignty and oppose mass immigration — are expected to make big gains. To leverage their power and strategize collectively, the major nationalist parties in a number of different countries are forming new alliances for after the election.

Giorgia Meloni is the leader of the anti-immigration party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In the following video Ms. Meloni discusses one of the new populist alliances.

Many thanks to He Ha for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Here’s a report on another pan-European nationalist initiative led by Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini (hat tip Reader from Chicago):

Germans, Danes, And Finns Join Salvini’s Populist ‘Supergroup’

Populist Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has added several new parties to his European Parliament alliance, announcing the inclusion of conservatives and populists from Finland, Denmark, and Germany.

The populist “supergroup” set to be headed by the Italian deputy prime minister also contains the Danish People’s Party (DF), the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), and the True Finns party, with Salvini meeting with key figures from all three parties in Milan on Monday, Il Giornale reports.

Video transcript:

00:00   Today in Warsaw we had an important meeting with President Kaczynski.
00:04   The relations between the Polish governing party and Brothers of Italy are consolidating.
00:09   Our presence in the European Group of the Conservatives is consolidating.
00:14   Our alliance with the Souverainists of Visegrad is consolidating.
00:17   European elections will be essential to build a new Europe.
00:22   Because we intend to change everything in the European Union. And “Changing Everything” is
00:26   the title of the conference which will take place in Turin, on the 13th and 14th of April.

One thought on “Giorgia Meloni: “We Intend to Change Everything in the European Union”

  1. I liked “supergroup”. Those around my age may recall Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and the late Jack Bruce), and its successor Blind Faith, but there were several others; whether “super” referred to their abilities or egos I couldn’t say (and as a Stones fan I shouldn’t throw stones (!))

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