Matteo Salvini’s MEPs sitting in the ECR group? Why not? “Of course he is a possible ally, of course he is”, said the co-chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists, Ryszard Legutko, in the margin of the plenary session of the European Parliament. The Hungarian prime minister Vikotor Orban is considering to leave the EPP, … Continue reading ECR available to have Salvini in, co-chair said
The League voted against von der Leyen: Is a crisis looming in Italy?
The Italian ruling parties were split on Ursula von der Leyen. In the vote which elected the first ever woman at the head of the European Commission, Luigi Di Maio's Five Star Movement (M5S) voted in favour, while Matteo Salvini's the League voted against. Until the very last moment MEPs from the League didn’t take … Continue reading The League voted against von der Leyen: Is a crisis looming in Italy?
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
Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda
After an eighteen years’ break, Silvio Berlusconi signed a new contract with the Italian people. In 2001 he played the highly-publicised card of signing a written document with all the political commitments of his government agenda. The Cavaliere did it live, in one of the biggest TV show in the recent history of the Italian … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda
No EP group for M5S. Those who promised change are unable to deliver
Now it is official: the Five Stars Movement (M5S) won’t be part of any political group in the new European Parliament. What this website predicted came true: the Italian anti-establishment force will seat with the non-attached members (the group of Non-Inscrits, NI). The decision was announced after a last, desperate attempt to find an affiliation. … Continue reading No EP group for M5S. Those who promised change are unable to deliver
Pro-European groups seek a ‘working majority’, with a shared agenda already next week
A real majority still does not exist, but technical tests are in progress in order to form what insiders define a “working majority” for the next European Parliament. The announcement made by all major pro-European groups goes to this direction. Politicians of center-right (EPP), social-democrats (S&D), liberals (ALDE) and the Greens declared to have found … Continue reading Pro-European groups seek a ‘working majority’, with a shared agenda already next week
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?
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