Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

Maybe it’s enthusiasm, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Whatever the reason, Patrizia Toia was wrong. On Tuesday (10 September) the Democratic Party (PD) MEP made public remarks containing false information about the European Union. And it’s put on writing, in the press release sent to the press immediately after the official nomination of Paolo Gentiloni as … Continue reading Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

The M5S embarrassing exculpation after failing to form a group

They were very vocal in denouncing “fake news” linked to them. But now MEPs from the Five Star Movement (M5S) are the first to offer an alternative version of reality. It’s not easy to tell voters that something went wrong. If the M5S have no parliamentary family and have no choice but to seat within … Continue reading The M5S embarrassing exculpation after failing to form a group

Italy, net contributor and great beneficiary of the EU

Italy gives more than what the Republic receives from Europe. This is the mantra of the two major leading political parties in Italy right now, the League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S). They keep repeating this statement in order to stress how Italy should be given respect by the other European partners. The leaders … Continue reading Italy, net contributor and great beneficiary of the EU

Five Stars and the League are disinformation factories, EP study revealed

Let the people get confused, then rule! Mystify the reality to manipulate the elections! Thus, get power! Italy is a more than a threat, Italy is a real problem and the European Parliament knows it. At the upcoming European elections the League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S) will come up as the big winners … Continue reading Five Stars and the League are disinformation factories, EP study revealed

Italy claiming the impossible on migration to blame the EU

Migration, here we go again. The Italian government didn’t waste time to instigate fear from asylum seekers by warning about an upcoming invasion. The minister for Foreign Affairs Enzo Moavero Milanesi, informed the European Commission about concerns in Italy for the possibility of mass flows due to instability in Libya. A letter was sent to … Continue reading Italy claiming the impossible on migration to blame the EU

Fact-check: Did the Commission propose mandatory relocation of migrants?

(this post has been updated the 10th of April in order to grant the right of reply and contribute to a more comprehensive analysis) Oops! They did it again. MEPs from the Five Stars Movement (M5S) once again substituted the truth with their own fabrications. Despite all the initiatives taken at EU level to tackle … Continue reading Fact-check: Did the Commission propose mandatory relocation of migrants?

Countering the false narratives for migration

How to stop once and for all the false narrative on migration? The European Commission decided to declare war to populists by publishing an anti-fake fact document on the phenomenon in order to put a hot topic away from the electoral campaign. It never happened since 2015, since the migration crisis erupted in Europe. To … Continue reading Countering the false narratives for migration

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

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

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