Neither with Maduro nor with Guaido. The Italian government didn’t take any official position on Venezuela. Thus, Italy broke ranks with the other big EU countries and some media reported it had “vetoed” the common position of the EU. Actually, eleven EU countries nations joined the United States in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as … Continue reading On Venezuela, the Italian government is helping Moscow
“After the European elections, everything will change”. As if a handful of MEPs, 20, 30 or even 40 had the power to do so… Once again politicians from the Five Stars Movement (M5S) are selling what they don’t in store. As if they didn’t promised Italians too much at home, M5S are doubling down by … Continue reading Fact check: Five Star messages, how many stars credibility?
Italian ports are not as closed as officially stated, and the Italian government is much less active in fighting for its positions vis-à-vis its EU partners. This is no fake news. Regrettably, the fake news are “made in Italy” by the vice prime minister, minister for Home Affairs and leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, … Continue reading Fact check: Salvini’s key messages under scrutiny
Europe of States wasn’t the answer and can’t be the answer. Mistakes of the past must be avoided in the future, and the future is now. Now it is time to bring the EU closer to its peoples, by mixing together more social attention and less sovereignism. Romano Prodi, the former president of the European … Continue reading Prodi makes the case for social Europe
Antonio Tajani is in search of a second mandate as president of the European Parliament, and announced to be candidate to succeed himself. After months of speculations, the vice-president of Forza Italia has finally clarified his intentions. “Yes, I am a candidate”, he revealed on Wednesday (23 January) speaking to the Italian press in Brussels. … Continue reading For Tajani, the European Parliament’s top job is a springboard to leading Italy
Italy sparked outrage in France and isolated itself as the Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, accused the neighboring country to conduct colonialism policy in Africa, resulting in massive migration. According for the Italian minister for Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, this was a normal exchange, just a new way of conducting the political debate … Continue reading Fact check: Is France conducting a colonial policy in Africa?
Those who don’t vote allow others to decide their future. The turnout figure for the 2014 European Parliament elections reached an all-time low at 42.54%. For Italy the figure was 57.22%, higher than the EU average, but in constant and dramatic decline since European elections were first held in 1979. This is the context in … Continue reading Industrial world banks on well-informed vote
The European Union and the United Kingdom should set a specific arrangement on European election, Italian MEP Mercedes Bresso (S&D) said on Friday (18 January). According to the member of the Constitutional affairs committee, the rejection of the Brexit draft agreement by Westminster opens new scenarios and makes the European elections vote a matter of … Continue reading Bresso: Brexit or no Brexit, MEP distribution should be clear
Today the European elections have lost their appeal on Italians, who were capable to shock the entire continent just through this democratic exercise. There was a moment in history where Italians decided to be in the core of all geopolitical games, and that was in 1984. The voters of the Italian peninsula were called to … Continue reading From Communism to abstentionism: How Italy changed
A specter is haunting Europe, the specter of Silvio Berlusconi. The 82-old Italian politician will run at the next European elections, he personally announced on Thursday (17 January). Those who may be surprised should know that Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy from 1994 to 2011, has never really left the national political scene. Europe mistakenly … Continue reading The Mummy Returns