The recent law on severe limitation on telephone tapping for crime reasons and the farewell of Mr. Michele Santoro (an italian independent journalist often in contrast with the current prime minister) are clear signals of a progressive "Putinisation" of italian politics.
I suggest this video (in italian) by Ezio Mauro (director .of the italian newspaper "La Repubblica")
See also this news release
The continuing support to a certain kind of lifestyles and a TV models made of commercials and stupid TV shows are transofrming Italy into a paranormal country: at the end common people is the main supporters of corruption. They are hungry of corruption and they pretend that the entire system is more and more corrupted. Rather than indignation, corruption is stimulating envy.
All this is happening while a terrible economic catastrophe is just next door: but, here, everything is going on as usual...