On the one hand, there is the conservative press, which gloats, fills its pages with mocking articles and exposes the hypocrisy of the left. On the other hand, progressive newspapers bathed in repentance and filled their columns with introspective editorials. In Italy, the Qatargate scandal, which exposed the emirate’s corrupt practices in the European Parliament, quickly became a matter of domestic politics.

And not in vain. A very large proportion of those arrested in Brussels or suspected in connection with the investigation are Italians by nationality and leftists.

This is the case of former Socialist MEP Pier Antonio Panzeri (who is considered the central figure in the case) and Francesco Giorgi, parliamentary aide to Socialist MEP Andrea Cozzolino. Giorgi is also the companion of Greek MEP Eva Kaili, who was stripped of her parliamentary vice-presidentship on December 13 and imprisoned in Belgium on Sunday.

The Italian Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, also in police custody, has no direct links to European socialists, but as general secretary of the NGO No Peace Without Justice, is on the left side of the political spectrum.

“The Left Lived in the Myth of Diversity”

Per Il Giorgnale, there are enough elements to bear the violent