Can Meloni’s Balancing Act Continue?

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Publication Date August 2023
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As she approached her first anniversary as Italian prime minister, Giorgia Meloni probably thought she had found the right mix of pragmatism towards the EU, Atlanticism strong enough to secure an invite to the White House, and traditional right-wing populism on migration, cultural issues and the green transition. Meloni hoped that this balancing act would pave the way for greater EU influence after the 2024 European Parliament elections. The rest of Europe’s populist right-wing parties would be watching her performance closely.

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