EFDD in jeopardy, Five Stars risk sitting with non-attached MEPs

The political group of Luigi Di Maio’s is in jeopardy. The possible allies of Five Star Movement (M5S) in the next European Parliament are melting like snow, and so is the chance of forming a group. Since the Czech pirate party decided to join the European Greens, only three other possible national players remains available … Continue reading EFDD in jeopardy, Five Stars risk sitting with non-attached MEPs

Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?

They are more and more divided, the two ruling parties of Italy, and their respective leaders. Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio are testing the limit of their coalition, which is not planned at EU level, and unless a last minute U-turn, will not be replicated in the next European Parliament. There, the League and … Continue reading Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?

Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

European elections were held, now it’s time for the European Parliament to be constituted. The 73 MEPs coming from the Italian peninsula are now known. The League will have the biggest delegation with 28 members (+23 compared to the outgoing legislature), followed by the Democratic Party (PD) with 19 elected candidates (-12) and the Five … Continue reading Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

EU elections, what next? New European Parliament to be operational the 1st of July

Europeans spoke. They voted to renew the European Parliament, and now the next legislature can start. It is now the real political moment of Europe. So, what next? As of today the elected candidates will have to work in order to shape their near future. This is the post-electoral phase during which MEPs negotiate to … Continue reading EU elections, what next? New European Parliament to be operational the 1st of July

Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

It is too early to have the complete list of all 73 Italian MEPs who will sit in the next European Parliament. Votes have not all been counted yet, and in some cases it will depend on single personal decisions. In fact some people were candidates in more than one constituency, and they were elected … Continue reading Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

Why the European Parliament matters: a brief overview of the 2014-2019 decisions

European Parliament is about citizens and their daily life. Perhaps nobody, or just a few people, realize what and how much the EU institution does for them. With the European elections to be held in Italy in few hours, there is still the risk that somebody don’t know what he’s going to vote for. During … Continue reading Why the European Parliament matters: a brief overview of the 2014-2019 decisions

Salvini’s Austrian anti-EU friend swept away by pro-Russian big scandal

Houston, we have had a problem! The leader of the Austrian sovereignist party had to resign after having involved in what was already defined as the greatest scandal of the last 50 years. Heinz-Christian Strache, Freedom Party (FPÖ) chief and Austrian vice chancellor, was caught on video while discussing government contracts with an alleged Russian … Continue reading Salvini’s Austrian anti-EU friend swept away by pro-Russian big scandal

Salvini flirting with Orban to undermine the EU

Sovereignists of Europe, unite! The leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, is working non-stop to form all the anti-EU alliances possible. He needs partners in the next European Parliament to form a political group after the May elections. Recently “the captain”, as Salvini is nicknamed, was able to establish a special partnership with the Hungarian … Continue reading Salvini flirting with Orban to undermine the EU

What does the European Parliament do? What voters need to know about May elections

The majority of Italians knows when they will have to go to vote for the next European elections. Among the European nations, Italians have one of the strongest awareness on the calendar, the latest Eurobarometer survey showed. Released in April, the study focused on the attitude of the European on the EU. For Italy the … Continue reading What does the European Parliament do? What voters need to know about May elections

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