‘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”

Rome and Brussels: Two visions for Europe

Italy and the EU found themselves at loggerheads again as the Commission slammed the political and economic program of the Rome government. Measures adopted in the country are not considered capable to relaunch growth and jobs, and address the new challenges in a generally deteriorating economic environment. The executive body of the European Union puts … Continue reading Rome and Brussels: Two visions for Europe

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

Brothers of Italy at work to seat in ECR with Polish ruling party (and maybe Orban)

Not only the League or the Five Star Movement. There is a ‘third way’ which can bring populists of Poland to Italy, and this is the path of an alliance with Brothers of Italy. The Italian right-wing party is working to try to bring on his side Jaroslaw Kaczyński’s party, Law and Justice (PiS), and … Continue reading Brothers of Italy at work to seat in ECR with Polish ruling party (and maybe Orban)

Italy’s pro-European proposal

In the midst of Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini’s attempts to form a united anti-European front, Italian opposition parties are starting to reorganize their ranks in preparation for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections. The first centre-left proposal comes from Carlo Calenda, former Italian Minister of Economic Development during the Renzi and Gentiloni administrations. His plans … Continue reading Italy’s pro-European proposal

What Europe for Savona? Everything and its opposite

Once upon a time Paolo Savona, the man who served as minister of European Affairs until yesterday (5 February), before being appointed new president of the government authority of Italy responsible for regulating the Italian securities market (CONSOB). He leaves after eight months characterized by a lower profile than expected, with a political legacy all … Continue reading What Europe for Savona? Everything and its opposite

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 will stay in the EPP and will join no other alliances, Hungary’s Undersecretary of State and government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács … Continue reading Two setbacks for Salvini in Brussels