Criticism on Conte, praise of Mussolini: Tajani’s words caused earthquake

Praise of fascism and denigration of the current Italian prime minister. More simply, how to ruin a politician’s reputation and credibility in less than five minutes. The president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, generated an earthquake with his remarks on Benito Mussolini and the prime minister Giuseppe Conte in an interview he gave to … Continue reading Criticism on Conte, praise of Mussolini: Tajani’s words caused earthquake

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

Berlusconi’s new project: The Orbanisation of Europe

A more right wing-oriented Europe, with the EPP in the lead. This is Silvio Berlusconi’s idea for the next European legislature, according to what he said in his latest interview. The leader of Forza Italia is ready for the great unprecedented transformation of the European Parliament. He wants the European People’s Party to abandon once … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new project: The Orbanisation of Europe

France ready to surrender extreme-left activists to please Italy

Fighting against inequalities was seen as the romantic thing to do in France, but not any longer. Macron may have a message for the Yellow Vests here... Back in the 1980s, Italy was plagued with attacks perpetrated by the extreme-left.  They stole money to finance their ideology and killed a number of people – a jeweler, … Continue reading France ready to surrender extreme-left activists to please Italy

Verhofstadt’s big fat Italian blunder

Guy Verhofstadt made a gift to the Italian eurosceptic forces by offending their country's leader. The president of the European Liberals (ALDE) crossed the tiny red line that divides the right of critic from insult by accusing the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, to be “a puppet” of the leaders of the two ruling parties. … Continue reading Verhofstadt’s big fat Italian blunder

‘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

Five Stars fakes a future EP group at a press conference

Leaders of 5 parties from Italy, Poland, Croatia, Finland and Greece met in Rome to sign an electoral manifesto. The block has been in discussions for weeks. Initially 4 parties, today they are 5. M5S is likely to be one of the largest national delegations in the next European Parliament. Today it needs allies. The … Continue reading Five Stars fakes a future EP group at a press conference

The Erasmus generation of Italy supports the campaign “This Time I’m Voting”

The Erasmus generation of Italy officially decided to engage themselves for the next European elections. The Italian branch of Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the main European student association responsible for the promotion of international mobility, joined the special campaign This Time I’m Voting, launched by the European Parliament last November, with the aim of debating … Continue reading The Erasmus generation of Italy supports the campaign “This Time I’m Voting”

M5S wants EU to cut spending, starting with Commissioners’ salaries

The Five Stars Movement (M5S) will campaign for the EU elections on the ticket of cutting what it considers as ‘useless spending’ – not to say ‘foolish spendings’ - for the EU, and continue the battle at EU level after the May elections. “In total, in 2019 taxpayers will spend up to €12.6 million to … Continue reading M5S wants EU to cut spending, starting with Commissioners’ salaries