The devastation of the national headquarters of the CGIL on Saturday 10 October in Rome brought the fate of Forza Nuova to the center of the Italian political debate. The Democratic Party has asked to dissolve Forza Nuova and asks the government to “follow up the constitutional dictate regarding the prohibition of reorganization of the dissolved fascist party and to follow up on the consequent legislation in force by adopting the measures within its competence to proceed with the dissolution of Forza Nuova and of all the political movements of clear neo-fascist inspiration who are responsible for conduct punishable under the implementing laws of the XII transitional and final provision of the Republican Constitution “.
While the Italian debate is heated, it must be remembered that not only in Italy there are political forces that are considered moved by neo-fascist inspiration or in any case of the extreme right. A few examples? Impossible not to start from Rassemblement National by Marine Le Pen, despite Jean-Marie’s daughter having recently tried to give a small twist to the center in view of the presidential elections of 2022. Moreover, Le Pen father also did everything to present the party not as a traditional neo-fascist nationalist party , but as a transversal political force: of the “right” because it is attentive to patriotic values, of the “left” because it is attentive to social problems, of the “center” because it is attentive to Christian values. But Marine is trying in a more convinced way, so much so that she is launching a process of “dediabolisation”, that is, a sort of remixing to cleanse herself of her father’s fascist sympathies. So much so that there is no good blood between the two, to put it mildly.
In Germany, Alternative fur Deutschland it has grown for years almost to be the third party. The party has been accused of anti-Semitism, racism and of reducing the responsibilities of Nazi Germany by denying the Holocaust, but as happened in France with the Rassemblement National, it has recently tried to give itself a less extreme guise to hope for involvement by the CDU at least on the local level. Also considered to be of neo-fascist inspiration Swedish Democrats Jimmie Åkesson and Vlaams Belang in Belgium.