But does the Brothers of Italy program for the 2022 elections really want Italy to leave the euro?

Italy has entered the full electoral campaign, in view of the next appointment scheduled for 25 September. In recent days, especially at the weekend, several screenshots and critical comments have circulated on an alleged “program” of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing party. There is a problem: none of the screenshot and the documents linked by users and journalists concerns the electoral program for the next elections, those scheduled for 25 September 2022.

Screenshots and programs

“The program of the Brothers of Italy and Giorgia Meloni actually means leaving the euro and the European Union” he claims David Caretta via Twitter, arguing that this “does not differ in substance from the yellow-green government program of Count 1”. Nello screenshot shared, Caretta shows the second point of the document entitled “Italy first and Italians first”, which confirms a fact: it is the 2018 program. For the more attentive, it would be enough to note that on the cover of the document there is still the logo of the social network Google Plus, closed in 2019.

The discussion is fueled by singer Elodie, who challenges the Fratelli d’Italia program on social networks, reporting the direct link to the PDF uploaded on the party’s website. The file, in fact, is still that of 2018.

Attention, that paid to the right-wing party, and a carelessness, with the consequent mistake of considering it or making it understood as the current program for the next elections, which demonstrates how much consideration has been paid to the Brothers of Italy and Giorgia Meloni. What is certain is the attention paid to certain key episodes, such as the accusations of hosting right-wing extremists, particularly nostalgic for fascism, and Giorgia Meloni’s interventions in Spain with the far-right party Vox.

The brochure on the conservative program

Slightly different is the speech of a rather recent document, the one entitled “Notes for a conservative program», A brochure of about thirty pages distributed during the second day of the programmatic Conference of the Brothers of Italy, held in Milan in the last days of April 2022. A” fresher “document, but it is not yet the official program for the elections of next September 25th.

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Between the points disputed in the brochure of the right-wing party there is the one relating to “youth employment”, in which the young person who benefits from citizenship income “will not be able to choose whether to work or not, but is bound to accept the job offer for himself , for his family and for the country, on pain of losing all benefits with the application of a system of sanctions “.

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To date, there is no official program of the right-wing Fratelli d’Italia party for the next elections on 25 September. Just as the programs of the other parties have not (yet) been published. From 2018 to today, many points dealt with at the time could have changed and many could change compared to the April document, which can be considered at the moment a starting point to learn about the ideas that are pursuing in recent years.

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But does the Brothers of Italy program for the 2022 elections really want Italy to leave the euro?