Besides the news in Italy, there are the upcoming elections in Poland, where the PiS has opened a giant lead (20%) over the Civic Platform (Tusk), which is melting down and moving leftwards.
Viktor Orban’s true allies in Europe are doing quite well.
With Britain set to leave, Italy and Poland are set to become the third and fifth largest states in the EU.
Imagine Salvini (ID) and Meloni (ECR) leading a coalition government in Italy and the PiS (ECR) in Poland. Two of the five largest EU states led by members of Salvini’s ID group and the ECR party.
Meloni would provide a nice bridge for the two parties to work together. This could also be the push needed for the ECR group to win over Orban and Fidesz, which would represent the big ‘game-changer’.
The V4 Report did not put our hopes in the EU Summit; after all, the process is somewhat rigged (although all legal) towards the West EU and in favor of the three establishment parties.
We continue to believe the best way to combat the EU establishment is to strengthen the ECR Group so it can work effectively with Salvini’s group to provide the counterweight to France and Germany.
Salvini is achieving amazing results in Italy, but is currently being ‘blackballed’ inside the EU. We find it reprehensible that Lega, the most successful party in Italy, was shunned by Brussels while one of his rivals, a failure in Italy, is now the president of the EU Parliament. Italian voters must not matter to Brussels.
However, as his support grows in Italy, the EU will not be able to shun him for long, especially if he can develop an alliance with his allies in a strengthened ECR group.