The conflict in Europe between the West and Islam has claimed about 275 innocent lives since the beginning of the new millennium. The massacre at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is shocking but not surprising. Europe has certainly been under siege, not only for the past 72 hours, but for more than at least a decade. On March 11, 2004, an attack by an Islamic group on Madrid’s subway caused the deaths of 191 people. […]
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Italy and Europe face unprecedented immigration challenges after the Lampedusa deaths. On October 3, 2013, the 368 bodies laid out on the wharf at Lampedusa marked a watershed in the history of immigration — in the Mediterranean and perhaps even the world. After that day, there would always be “before” and “after” October 3, 2013, just as with the birth of Christ. In fact, after that date, there was also a huge change in the […]
Just as on Article 18 of the Jobs Act, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has broken another taboo. Renzi this time caused a stir on the matter of brain drain, and you just have to read what he said on September 22 to the many Italian professionals working in Silicon Valley: “I’m not asking you to come home; continue with your work to change the world.” It’s a revolutionary statement, at least in Italy, where […]
If Italy continues to deal with immigration as if it were just a matter of employment and integration, and not foreign policy, we will achieve nothing. We may be in the throes of an election campaign but there is a limit to everything. Not just to the nonsense heard from Matteo Salvini but also to the confusion that reigns supreme among the statements made by many of Italy’s moderate leaders. It should be noted that the […]
Candidates for the European elections face a dilemma: if they talk about immigration they will lose – but if they don’t talk about it they’ll lose anyway. This is the result of years and years of non-politics on immigration in Italy and in the EU. It has left a wide open space between two extreme evils: alarmism and manipulation. They’re both laced with a kind of ecumenicism from those on the left, which people find […]
Giuseppe Terranova, deputy editor of the online newspaper West, interviews Ludovic de Danne, French politician Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. “We prefer the Northern League to Beppe Grillo.” These are the words of Ludovic de Danne, Marine Le Pen’s chief advisor for European affairs. He’s not one to mince his words. In an interview with West, he said: “The Five Star Movement, as well as saying no to the euro, doesn’t have a clear and […]
Why is it that, with half the world in chronic debt, the volumes of money transfers are still so strong? Money transfers, in particular remittances, are generated by a sector that works harder than any other: migrants. Even in 2012, a year of recession for many, remittances showed positive growth in line with a trend that spans more than 20 years. The latest estimates from the World Bank put remittances at almost $500 billion. To […]