Skip to Content

Matteo Salvini. Photo: Matteo Salvini. Photo credit: FWM

Calls for Italy’s conservatives to unite

Looking ahead to the 2023 Italian general elections, the leader of the right-wing "Fratelli d'Italia" (FI), Giorgia Meloni, has called on the Italian right to unite. In the recent mayoral elections last Sunday, the right-wing and conservative parties had consistently delivered sobering results and had been overtaken by the centre-left coalition.

Published: July 1, 2022, 10:43 am

    Read more


    Now FI leader Meloni declared in a video message on Facebook: “Stop arguing. The centre-right coalition cannot risk jeopardising the outcome of the coming political elections. I will ask Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi to meet as soon as possible to avoid further divisions.”

    Meloni referred to her party’s leadership role, which has “usurped the coalition” in cities where the conservatives have been able to achieve good results. Observers therefore also see Meloni’s message as a prelude to a battle for leadership in the right-wing camp, which in recent years has been claimed by former interior minister and Lega leader Salvini.

    But since becoming part of a multi-party government in Rome under technocrat PM Mario Draghi, the Lega has been in decline. The new heavyweight in the right-wing camp could be the Fratelli d’Italia under Giorgia Meloni.

    The rifts are also visible at the European level. While Salvini is leaning more towards a renewed European right with Hungarian head of government Viktor Orbán, Meloni is looking to Poland’s ruling PiS party and Spain’s Vox.

    However, Salvini and Meloni seem to agree on their assessment of the situation – since there is not much time left until the 2023 parliamentary elections, they apparently want to bring about due decisions soon. Salvini therefore already welcomed Meloni’s request: “In my opinion, the meeting can take place tomorrow,” he is quoted as saying in the media.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Whites a minority in Britain’s largest cities

    LondonWhite Britons no longer form a majority in the two largest English cities for the first time in history.

    Parallel society: Ukrainian children in German schools

    MunichAround one million Ukrainians have left their homeland due to the war in recent months and sought refuge in Germany. Among the refugees are tens of thousands of children who are now going to school in Germany. But there are simply too many and the problems are mounting.

    Zelensky entrusts management of private investments in Ukraine to BlackRock

    KievThe Ukrainian government is teaming up with American investment firm BlackRock to "reboot its economy". A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on November 10, the Ukrainian Economy Ministry announced the next day. This agreement concerns the creation of a platform to attract private capital.

    Climate fanatics target airports

    BerlinThe climate fanatics of the Last Generation are no longer an annoying nuisance but have become a danger to life and limb due to the benevolent approval of Germany's spy chief Thomas Haldenwang. Their actions are increasingly radical, on the verge of terrorism aimed at airports and concert halls.

    Moroccans trash Belgian cities after WC victory

    BrusselsVictory turned into a riot on Sunday 27 November, as violence broke out in Brussels after the victory of the Moroccan team against Belgium in the football World Cup. The Atlas Lions won by two goals to nil and thus triumphed over the Belgian team.

    ‘Migrants only ever lose their passports, never their knives’

    TraiskirchenAgainst the background of the continuing mass influx of asylum seekers, the Austrian FPÖ presents itself again with a winning campaign to deal with the crisis. At a press conference on Wednesday, three leading FPÖ politicians gave more details – in Traiskirchen, Lower Austria, of all places, which is the seat of a large first reception center and has been a "hot spot" for the mass influx for months.

    Twitter’s Brussels office dismantled

    BrusselsThe move by Elon Musk to rid the online platform of "woke" ideologues, has sparked EU concern over online content control. With Twitter dismantling its entire Brussels office, some EU officials claim the platform will no longer comply with their new rules on controlling online content.

    In 4 years, 343 terror convicts have been released in France

    ParisPrisoners convicted of terrorism-related offences are monitored by the judiciary and intelligence services upon their release. This has been a huge cost to French taxpayers.

    Green MP complains about ‘cold Bundestag’

    BerlinAnyone who dares to complain about gas prices, which have increased at least six fold in the last year, is denounced as a traitor in Germany. In reality, many families do not know how they will stay warm since they are no longer able to afford heating.

    Vlaams Belang calls on government to cancel WEF membership

    BrusselsIn 2022, the Flemish government will pay €175 763.87 in membership fees to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and 27 000 Swiss francs (about €27 300) as participation fees to the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. This is according to Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon's response to a parliamentary question by Flemish MP Sam van Rooy.

    Go to archive