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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
Heard on the tape:

“Next May will be the European election,’’ Gianluca Savoini, Mr. Salvini’s longtime aide, unofficial liaison to Russia and a strong advocate for a nationalist resurgence throughout Europe said.
‘‘We want to change Europe. A new Europe has to be close to Russia as before because we want to have our sovereignty.”

#Populism #Nationalism #Bannon #Salvini #Putin #LePen #Farage #Trump

An unnamed Russian oil company — through intermediaries — would sell at least 3 million metric tons of fuel over the course of a year to Italy’s oil giant Eni for about $1.5 billion.

The Russian oil company would then discount the gas at a value of about $65 million, according to an analysis by Buzzfeed, and it would be that money that intermediaries would secretly funnel to the League.

According to “the planning made by our political guys,” one of the unidentified Italians on the tape said, that money

Read The Full Transcript Of The Italian Far Right And Russia Oil-Deal Meeting
“We want to change Europe. A new Europe has to be close to Russia as before because we want to have our sovereignty.”
‼️It’s all connected folks!

The anti-EU/NATO wing of European politics has always been particularly attractive to the Kremlin, seeking as it does to undermine western democratic institutions and values.

Nigel Farage has been referred to by the Kremlin based media outlet RT (formerly Russia Today) as their “favourite British politician”,

In Belgium, there is a group known as ‘The Movement’. Originally launched by Belgian businessman Mischaël Modrikamen, another admirer of Trump, it has been effectively taken over by Bannon, who is said to be funding it. #Bannon
Other politicians involved include Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who as an MEP sat with Nigel Farage’s political group in the European Parliament.
In 2009 Salvini notoriously called for racial segregation on Italian public transport. Salvini & LePen are currently in the process of forming a new political “supergroup” in the European Parliament, the “Europe of Nations”.
Salvini’s former party, Lega Nord, a significant number of whose members have convictions for racially motivated offences, was known to be courting Russian funding,
But Salvini is not the only link with Farage.

Matteo Salvini Is Key For Bannon's Strategy In The European Elections
‼️It’s all connected.

#Putin & #Bannon’s “The Movement” hyping Far Right themes of #Nationalism #Populism #AntiEU #AntiImmigrant etc.
#Orban #LePen #Salvini #Farage #Trump & more.

📌All funded by Putin’s TOC laundromat

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