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22nd Oct 2018

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New Italian coalition wants €250bn debt forgiveness

The new Italian government plans to ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250bn of Italian debt, according to a 39-page draft coalition program dated 14 May between the 5-Star Movement and the far-right League. Obtained by Huffington Post Italia, the draft also calls for a renegotiation of Italy's European Union budget contributions and to end sanctions against Russia.

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Dodgy regime lobbying is below the EU's radar

In Brussels, PR professionals and lobbying consultants are working for some of the world's most autocratic regimes. And we have no way of knowing for sure who they are, how much they are paid, or what they are up to.

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Bannon's The Movement to launch with January summit

Belgian Mischael Modrikamen is working with US strategist Steve Bannon to make the new hard-right grouping 'The Movement' go global. First step: a summit in January in Brussels, and high-level talks are underway, possibly with Brazil's far-right presidential contender.

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