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European news September 28, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Interesting to read the following this morning, a round up of headlines. For example, what of this?

Luca Morisi, the influential social media guru credited with the surge in support for the Italian far-right League party, has been placed under investigation for the alleged possession and sale of drugs.

Morisi was the mastermind behind “the Beast”, software that helps to produce a constant stream of content – much of it fuelling animosity towards immigrants – across the social media accounts of Matteo Salvini, the leader of the League.

It was announced last week that Morisi had resigned from his role with the party, reportedly saying that he needed to “unplug” for family reasons.

And then there’s this: 

Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to reverse their statuses as “LGBT-free zones,” after the European Union threatened to withhold millions of dollars in aid because of their anti-LGBT stances.

Council members in Podkarpackie and Lubelskie provinces, located in the southeastern part of Poland, and those in southerly Malopolskie province all voted to rescind motions they had in place that declared themselves free of “LGBT ideology,” according to Reuters.

Telling that the regions concerned decided it was better to step back from this dismal stance.

And good news/bad news there’s this:

The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), which made a whirlwind entry into the German parliament in 2017, is set to lose its status as the main opposition force following Sunday’s election but has at the same time emerged as the strongest party in parts of eastern Germany.


1. EWI - September 28, 2021

The south of Poland is a wild place. Massive, crumbling Soviet monuments on hills and long cinema runs of biopics about JPII.


WorldbyStorm - September 28, 2021

That sounds interesting. It’s a fascinating country, I’m always sorry I’ve never been.


EWI - September 28, 2021

I can recommend Krakow as an excellent base to see it from – given their failing condition and the slow trend towards right-wing nationalism, might be best to see the old Soviet-era stuff sooner rather than later.

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2. ThalmannBrigadier - September 28, 2021

Die Linke did pretty abysmally in the German elections losing slightly less than half their previous vote.

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