Europe got concerned as Italy winks at China

It’s not only about Russia, but China as well. Italy raises concern in Europe for its new policy, by paying great attention to the East at the expense of the traditional alliances, especially the European ones. Conte’s cabinet choices cannot remain unnoticed. The League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S) have a vision of the … Continue reading Europe got concerned as Italy winks at China

MEP: ‘To refuel Europe, we need the Andreotti spirit in defence of values’

“Just go to Amazon and search for the book 'Giulio Andreotti and Europe'. Then, just by its size, you will realize how pro-European Andreotti was”. Lorenzo Cesa, member of the committee on Foreign Affairs and one of the two co-chairs of the Italian delegation into the EPP group together with Elisabetta Gardini, gave a fresh … Continue reading MEP: ‘To refuel Europe, we need the Andreotti spirit in defence of values’

Italian MEPs – among the most pro-Russian in EU

Italy doesn’t want to upset Russia and its tsar, Vladimir Putin. While the European Parliament works to try to tackle the issue of propaganda and misleading information, the Italian MEPs push in the opposite direction, aiming to safeguard the good relations with Moscow and his regime. Doing so, the Italian members of the Parliament belonging … Continue reading Italian MEPs – among the most pro-Russian in EU

Will Italy be the main exponent of the anti-EU sentiment in Europe?

This time more than ever these European elections “really do matter”. It is the future of Europe to be at stake, a prominent think-tank warned in its latest scoreboard on the political situation in the EU member States. If anti-European forces get the control of the European Parliament, the entire course of the political life … Continue reading Will Italy be the main exponent of the anti-EU sentiment in Europe?

An Italian initiative to bring the EU to schools and universities

“The spring of Europe” has more than one goal. The initiative, a project by EU Commission representation in Italy and the Italian office of the European Parliament, aims at bringing the EU at school in order to convince the young citizens to be active part of the democratic life. During one week Italy will be … Continue reading An Italian initiative to bring the EU to schools and universities

For Italians temporary abroad, voting procedure is very heavy

Italians temporary living abroad for work or study reasons have until 7 March to register for voting for the next European elections, the ministry of the Foreign Affairs said ahead of the 26 May poll. Applications received after 7 March will be not taken into account, the ministry specified. The instructions, available on the website … Continue reading For Italians temporary abroad, voting procedure is very heavy

‘Brothers of Italy’ in push to kick EU out of the Italian constitution

Italy is set to reject once and for all the EU rules on fiscal policy. The post-fascist party Brothers of Italy (FDI) submitted to the House of representative a draft legislation the goal of which is to change the national Constitution in those parts referring to the European obligations. The ultimate purpose is to remove … Continue reading ‘Brothers of Italy’ in push to kick EU out of the Italian constitution

Rome and Brussels: Two visions for Europe

Italy and the EU found themselves at loggerheads again as the Commission slammed the political and economic program of the Rome government. Measures adopted in the country are not considered capable to relaunch growth and jobs, and address the new challenges in a generally deteriorating economic environment. The executive body of the European Union puts … Continue reading Rome and Brussels: Two visions for Europe

Italy’s pro-European proposal

In the midst of Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini’s attempts to form a united anti-European front, Italian opposition parties are starting to reorganize their ranks in preparation for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections. The first centre-left proposal comes from Carlo Calenda, former Italian Minister of Economic Development during the Renzi and Gentiloni administrations. His plans … Continue reading Italy’s pro-European proposal

From Communism to abstentionism: How Italy changed

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