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Stars don’t align for M5S in Europe

Luigi di Maio’s Five Stars Movement (M5S) is in trouble. According to forecasts its presumed allies in Europe are unlikely to elect a single MEP. Such a scenario is contained in the first set of…




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…


Together in Italy, divided in Europe

Unless last-minute changes, the two Italian ruling parties – the League and 5-Star movement (M5S) – seem to have the intention of running independently at the next EU elections, and building up no common alliance…



Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group

An anti-populist amendment to the review the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure sparked anger in Brussels. The group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) harshly criticized the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for a move which…


Di Maio in Brussels: In search of European allies

Populism, far-right, liberalism. There is a bit of everything in the recipe of the Five Star Movement (M5S) for Europe. M5S’ leader, Luigi Di Maio, started to unveil his plans for the next alliances in…


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