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Two setbacks for Salvini in Brussels

In just a couple of days, the rising star of Italian politics Matteo Salvini suffered two setbacks on the Brussels front. First setback: there will be no pre-election alliance with Orbán. Viktor Orbán Fidesz party…


On Venezuela, the Italian government is helping Moscow

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…



Industrial world banks on well-informed vote

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…



The Mummy Returns

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…


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…



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…


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