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Italian Greens prepare for Brussels comeback

Passwords: re-organization and re-start. Even with former members of Euro-critic parties. Greens are at work in Italy to find the way back home, the European home they miss since 2009. After two legislatures spent outside…


Together in Italy, divided in Europe

Unless last-minute changes, the two Italian ruling parties – the League and 5-Star movement (M5S) – seem to have the intention of running independently at the next EU elections, and building up no common alliance…


Is Italy out of love with EU?

Italians don’t have much confidence in the European Union, the latest Eurobarometer survey revealed. According to the opinion poll released  just before the Christmas break, voters in Italy don’t trust the EU more than the…




Italy – a political laboratory for the EU?

The next European elections could produce an unprecedented outcome for the EU. Many people fear the rise of anti-European movements, and Italy could be country leading in term of (dangerous) political experiments. According to latest…


Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group

An anti-populist amendment to the review the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure sparked anger in Brussels. The group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) harshly criticized the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for a move which…



Di Maio in Brussels: In search of European allies

Populism, far-right, liberalism. There is a bit of everything in the recipe of the Five Star Movement (M5S) for Europe. M5S’ leader, Luigi Di Maio, started to unveil his plans for the next alliances in…


M5S: You can call them ‘alternative’…

Call them “alternative”, if you think they are. Politicians from the 5-Star Movement (M5S) say they are anti-system and anti-establishment. Especially outside Italy, it is not easy to put them into a category. M5S is…


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