Populist movements gain steam across Europe putting EU in crisis

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Another referendum called and another surprise referendum lost. The defeat for Italy’s pro-European Prime Minster Matteo Renzi was a coup for the so-called “alt-right” and the anti-establishment forces. 

CCTV’s Mariam Zaidi reports.

Populist movements gain steam across Europe putting EU in crisis

Another referendum called and another surprise referendum lost. The defeat for Italy’s pro-European Prime Minster Matteo Renzi was a coup for the so-called “alt-right” and the anti-establishment forces. CCTV’s Mariam Zaidi reports.

On the heals of the Brexit vote in June and Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential election victory last month, many are asking whether Italy will be the next domino to fall in the wave of populism… 

Italy, the third-largest economic member of the Eurozone, is viewed as a pro-EU state, unlike the UK. 

For Socialist MEP Claude Moraes, the situation is far too complex to point a finger at just one common denominator – populism.

But politics isn’t Italy’s only problem. There are concerns that a sovereign debt crisis looms. That coupled with the momentum provided to anti-establishment forces could see some very hard months ahead for Italy. 

As a crisis looming out of the mainstream, can Eurocrats deliver on a better Europe and find a message that speaks to those on the fringes? It may be kept at bay.


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