immigration

Far-right sees its chance as Europe stumbles

(LtoR) Italian Lega Nord (Northern League) Secretary, Matteo Salvini, French far-right Front National (FN) party president Marine Le Pen and Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders attend a press conference at the end of  the first ENF (Europe of Nations and Freedom) congress in Milan on January 29, 2016.  / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE        (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

(LtoR) Italian Lega Nord (Northern League) Secretary, Matteo Salvini, French far-right Front National (FN) party president Marine Le Pen and Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders attend a press conference at the end of the first ENF (Europe of Nations and Freedom) congress in Milan on January 29, 2016. / AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

MILAN — Europe’s far-right sees the collapse of the passport-free Schengen area and the Brexit debate as a golden opportunity for Euroskeptic, anti-immigrant parties to turn their growing popularity into real political power. (altro…)

Italy’s immigration tensions explode

Casa Pound (one of Italy's populist right wing parties) writings in Tor Sapienza, Rome  (Foto by the author)

Casa Pound (one of Italy’s populist right wing parties) writings in Tor Sapienza, Rome (Foto by the author)

Milan, Italy  Italy has been wracked by tension over the past few months as the outskirts of its biggest cities – Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples – have witnessed boisterious and burgeoning street protests against immigration.

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