Libya turmoils to fuel anti-migration propaganda in Italian electoral campaign

The European agenda on migration could darken, as new instability erupted in Libya, one of the local political leaders warned. Eastern Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on the UN-backed government in Tripoli, paving the way for a new struggle for power. The EU, and Italy with it, back the prime minister of … Continue reading Libya turmoils to fuel anti-migration propaganda in Italian electoral campaign

An educated preview of the next Italian constituency in the EP

In just one month from now, after the 26 May European elections in Italy, it will be possible to compare this forecast with the actual results. This “educated guess” is based on the published lists by the major political players, on the latest opinion polls, and the possibility for the preferential vote to re-arrange some … Continue reading An educated preview of the next Italian constituency in the EP

Few points and many question marks in Five Stars’ political agenda

Few specific proposals, a lot of obstacles to fulfill them. The Five Stars Movement (M5S) unveiled its own political program for the electoral campaign and the next European legislature. Direct democracy is the main item on the agenda, as it could easy to expect from a political force that since the very beginning has been … Continue reading Few points and many question marks in Five Stars’ political agenda

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

Press release: Our blogging project gave birth to EUnewsLithuania

Three months ago we launched the five blogs covering the EU elections in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Italy and France. We have published a total of 239 articles to this hour, and the European election campaign hasn’t even started! We have been invited to speak about our project to students and journalistic associations. One concrete result … Continue reading Press release: Our blogging project gave birth to EUnewsLithuania

The Group of Souverenists in the making

(Article by Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, for 2019euelectionpoland) Remember the Salvini visit in Warsaw in January? That’s past. On Wednesday, PiS Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński met with the delegation of Brothers of Italy, a ECR party from Italy with no MEPs yet. https://twitter.com/pisorgpl/status/1113414507731329024 The Brothers of Italy joined the ECR back in November. This seems to be … Continue reading The Group of Souverenists in the making

Italian Greens ambitions are over as former Five Star ally joined Emma Bonino’s party

The European elections adventure for the Italian Greens is over, as their ally Federico Pizzarotti’s Italy in Common (IiC, or Italia in Comune) decided to quit the coalition in order to join More Europe (+Europa), the political party of former European Commissioner Emma Bonino. This political move will make very complicated – and even impossible … Continue reading Italian Greens ambitions are over as former Five Star ally joined Emma Bonino’s party

Emma Bonino among ALDE candidates for the next European Commission

One of the candidates of the European Liberals (ALDE) for the presidency of the next European Commission is Emma Bonino. The former EU commissioner will represent Italy in this special “Team Europe”, built up to in the light of the next European elections. It will be the EU Parliament to finally endorse the new head … Continue reading Emma Bonino among ALDE candidates for the next European Commission

Salvini’s MP threatens to fire an EU Parliament official

In time of Fascism Italians who didn’t think like the fascists were persecuted. In some case they were forced to drink pure olive oil, in other cases they couldn’t obtain a job, in other more extreme cases internment was in use during Fascism. In today’s times there are Italians acting in way that recalls the … Continue reading Salvini’s MP threatens to fire an EU Parliament official

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’