Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Isabell Hoffmann, Catherine E. de Vries

eupinions brief: Dissatisfied and Disenchanted: How Italians View European and National Politics

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The outcome of the Italian elections remains uncertain. It seems to be a fight between three major political forces, Forza Italia, Lega Nord and the Five Star Movement, all of which score high on populist and Eurosceptic rhetoric. For many years, Italian public opinion was characterized by strong support for and belief in European integration. Today, many actors on the Italian political scene are vocalising their doubts and disappointments about the EU. Yet, the question remains if the Italian public is equally sceptical of the European project.

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