Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

European elections were held, now it’s time for the European Parliament to be constituted. The 73 MEPs coming from the Italian peninsula are now known. The League will have the biggest delegation with 28 members (+23 compared to the outgoing legislature), followed by the Democratic Party (PD) with 19 elected candidates (-12) and the Five … Continue reading Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

It is too early to have the complete list of all 73 Italian MEPs who will sit in the next European Parliament. Votes have not all been counted yet, and in some cases it will depend on single personal decisions. In fact some people were candidates in more than one constituency, and they were elected … Continue reading Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

Salvini leads the populist wave in Europe. Italy emerging as a threat for EU

Matteo Salvini is the new king of Italy. He won the European elections much better than expected. His party, the League, is the first national party with 34,3% of the vote. It is the best electoral performance ever for the political party since its foundation, in 1991. The outcome is even beyond the last poll … Continue reading Salvini leads the populist wave in Europe. Italy emerging as a threat for EU

Italy mourns the politician who signed the Maastricht treaty

Gianni De Michelis put his signature to the Maastricht treaty, the legal document which gave more powers to the European Parliament Italy lost another piece of its past, glorious, pro-European history, as Gianni De Michelis passed away at the age of 79. One of the most prominent names within the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), De … Continue reading Italy mourns the politician who signed the Maastricht treaty

No five stars in press freedom for the Movement

Italy has problems with media freedoms, so has the Five Star Movement (M5S). The political leader of the party was mentioned by the Council of Europe as one of the main threats for newspapers in the Peninsula. In its report on Freedom of expression in 2018, the international organization with nothing to see with the … Continue reading No five stars in press freedom for the Movement

MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

Bad news come from Europe for Italy, and even worse news for Italy can come from next May elections. Among all the political forces sitting in the European Parliament, the Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is the one with the people able to influence the activity of the EU body. There are eight Italians … Continue reading MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

Italians don’t like Europe and their vote will be against the EU as we know it. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank, released its latest publication on the vote intentions and the news coming from the Italian peninsula are not good. The vast majority of Italians appear in the category … Continue reading Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

The Italian Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is going to miss key actors on the European scene. Two women, Alessia Mosca and Silvia Costa, announced their intention not to run for the 26 May European elections. So did Paolo De Castro, the agriculture nerd, who was convinced to change his mind and run for … Continue reading PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

Italians don’t want MEPs in trouble with justice

Italians want clean people in politics. This is the proposal coming from Italy for the European Union of the future. The web platform “We Europeans” asked the citizens of the EU how to rebuild, in practice, Europe. People decided to play the game, whose outcome is a in the set of the ten proposals selected for … Continue reading Italians don’t want MEPs in trouble with justice