1 300x169 EU Crossing the Rubicon

Matteo Salvini talks up seizing control of Italy’s gold reserves
Using asset to fund spending ‘an interesting idea’, says deputy prime minister
https://www.ft.com/content/f16d0aec-2e04-11e9-ba00-0251022932c8

Salvini Proposes Seizing Control Of Italy’s Gold Reserves From Central Bank
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/salvini-suggests-seizing-control-italys-gold-reserves-central-bank

‘Pack your bags,’ Italy’s new leaders tell 500,000 illegal migrants — but it’ll cost them
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/pack-your-bags-italys-new-leaders-tell-500000-illegal-migrants–but-itll-cost-them.html

Italy is planning to boost bonuses for couples to make more babies
https://qz.com/685241/italy-is-planning-to-boost-bonuses-for-couples-to-make-more-babies/

Italy’s populist government plans to reward fertile families with state land in bid to boost birth rate
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/italys-populist-government-plans-reward-fertile-families-state/

Italy’s Salvini refuses to back EU deal on rescue ship migrants
Far right interior minister says he will not authorise deal to take in people rescued in Mediterranean
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/malta-allow-49-people-stranded-mediterranean-rescue-ships-disembark-eight-european-nations

League’s Salvini is Italy’s real leader, poll finds
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-salvini/leagues-salvini-is-italys-real-leader-poll-finds-idUSKCN1N70ZM

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-matteo-salvini-france-emmanuel-macron-government-end-eu-a8743086.html

Italy’s Salvini may face trial for ‘kidnapping’ migrants after all
https://www.thelocal.it/20190125/italy-salvini-may-face-trial-for-kidnapping-migrants-diciotti

Macron gets poll boost as French ‘yellow vests’ march through Paris
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/macron-gets-poll-boost-as-french-yellow-vests-march-through-paris-20190203-p50vci.html

Poll: Macron popularity up four percent
https://euobserver.com/tickers/143959

Death toll linked to “Yellow Vest” movement in France rises to 10
dailyfinland.fi/europe/8512/Death-toll-linked-to-

MACRON DECRIES PLAGUE OF NATIONALISM RIGHT IN FRONT OF DONALD “I’M A NATIONALIST, O.K.?” TRUMP
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/macron-decries-plague-of-nationalism-right-in-front-of-donald-im-a-nationalist-ok-trump

‘The Alps just got taller’: Italy’s populist leaders push Franco-Italian relations to the brink
https://www.france24.com/en/20190208-italy-france-diplomatic-clash-ambassador-salvini-dimaio-macron-alitalia

France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47161500

Salvini says Italy will lead populist ‘European spring’
https://www.thelocal.it/20190110/italys-salvini-calls-for-populist-european-spring

Bank of Italy’s gold belongs to Italians – Salvini
Reports govt considering using reserves to avert VAT hike
www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2019/02/11/bois-gold-belongs-to-italians-salvini_9f58fc23-ed38-4959-afe4-e405a01e52d7.html

Italy’s Salvini threatens to sue migrant rescuers
https://www.thelocal.it/20190127/italys-salvini-threatens-to-sue-migrant-rescuers

What is Article 13? The EU’s divisive new copyright plan explained
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban

Italy Tells Rest Of EU To Drop Articles 11 And 13 From The Copyright Directive
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190206/10103841542/italy-tells-rest-eu-to-drop-articles-11-13-copyright-directive.shtml

Videos Creative Commons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K15S8ADUeL0
people trafficking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIc1LZqIAw&t=6s
Yellow-vest protests: France warns Italy Deputy PM Di Maio
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47152638

Lost eyes… hands blown off: Injuries from ‘yellow vest’ clashes with French police mount
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190129/france-in-numbers-police-violence-during-yellow-vest-protests
Migrant rescue boats are colluding with people traffickers, Italy prosecutor claims
https://www.thelocal.it/20170424/italy-prosecutor-labels-charity-rescue-boats-smugglers-taxis

‘Pack your bags,’ Italy’s new leaders tell 500,000 illegal migrants — but it’ll cost them
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/04/pack-your-bags-italys-new-leaders-tell-500000-illegal-migrants–but-itll-cost-them.html

Italy’s new government wants to deport 500,000 people
https://www.economist.com/europe/2018/06/07/italys-new-government-wants-to-deport-500000-people
Hungarian action plan seeks to dramatically increase birth rate by 2030
hungarianfreepress.com/2017/05/25/hungarian-action-plan-seeks-to-dramatically-increase-birth-rate-by-2030/

HUNGARY
Hungary offers to pay for cars, mortages and tax bills for big families
https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/11/hungary-offers-families-tax-and-loan-breaks-to-boost-birth-rate

Italy’s Salvini threatens to sue migrant rescuers
https://www.thelocal.it/20190127/italys-salvini-threatens-to-sue-migrant-rescuers

Europe’s controversial ‘link tax’ in doubt after member states rebel
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18188571/europe-copyright-directive-link-tax-article-11-13

What is Article 13? The EU’s divisive new copyright plan explained
Articles 11 and 13 of the EU’s new copyright directive have stoked fears that memes will effectively be banned and platforms will need to pay publishers when people link to their websites, and Google is strongly against it
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban

Viktor Orbán: no tax for Hungarian women with four or more children

Growing families better than letting Muslim immigrants in, says prime minister
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/10/viktor-orban-no-tax-for-hungarian-women-with-four-or-more-children

EU migration row boils over as Italy and France trade insults
Austria calls for ‘axis of the willing’ to take action, and rifts widen in German coalition
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/13/italy-france-trade-insults-migration-row-boils-over

Salvini Proposes Seizing Control Of Italy’s Gold Reserves From Central Bank
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/salvini-suggests-seizing-control-italys-gold-reserves-central-bank

Italy’s populists attack central bank and regulator
Strains within coalition as campaigning ramps up ahead of EU elections
https://www.ft.com/content/949d2c08-2d1d-11e9-8744-e7016697f225