European Parliament, second attempt of banning ‘fake groups’

The members of the European Parliament want to keep the EU institution safe from anti-European forces by avoiding that after the European elections groups like EFDD and ENF could be established. Political groups are not just about money and privileges, they have a common background, common values and, above all, a common agenda. MEPs are … Continue reading European Parliament, second attempt of banning ‘fake groups’

The Group of Souverenists in the making

(Article by Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, for 2019euelectionpoland) Remember the Salvini visit in Warsaw in January? That’s past. On Wednesday, PiS Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński met with the delegation of Brothers of Italy, a ECR party from Italy with no MEPs yet. https://twitter.com/pisorgpl/status/1113414507731329024 The Brothers of Italy joined the ECR back in November. This seems to be … Continue reading The Group of Souverenists in the making

Italian Greens ambitions are over as former Five Star ally joined Emma Bonino’s party

The European elections adventure for the Italian Greens is over, as their ally Federico Pizzarotti’s Italy in Common (IiC, or Italia in Comune) decided to quit the coalition in order to join More Europe (+Europa), the political party of former European Commissioner Emma Bonino. This political move will make very complicated – and even impossible … Continue reading Italian Greens ambitions are over as former Five Star ally joined Emma Bonino’s party

Will Italy be the main exponent of the anti-EU sentiment in Europe?

This time more than ever these European elections “really do matter”. It is the future of Europe to be at stake, a prominent think-tank warned in its latest scoreboard on the political situation in the EU member States. If anti-European forces get the control of the European Parliament, the entire course of the political life … Continue reading Will Italy be the main exponent of the anti-EU sentiment in Europe?

Emma Bonino’s party explores possible alliances

Emma Bonino’s More Europe (+Europa, or +E, ALDE-affiliated) is “skeptical” about a possible political alliance with the Democratic Party (PD) and remains open to possible partnership with other Italian political forces such as the Greens, +Europa member of the Italian Parliament Alessandro Fusacchia told this website. “We believe that Calenda’s manifesto goes to the right … Continue reading Emma Bonino’s party explores possible alliances

Berlusconi’s new project: The Orbanisation of Europe

A more right wing-oriented Europe, with the EPP in the lead. This is Silvio Berlusconi’s idea for the next European legislature, according to what he said in his latest interview. The leader of Forza Italia is ready for the great unprecedented transformation of the European Parliament. He wants the European People’s Party to abandon once … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new project: The Orbanisation of Europe

Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?

“This marriage is not to take place, neither tomorrow, nor at any other time”. The quote from Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed can be used to depict a new chapter of the Italian (political) literature. The union at EU level between the two parties co-ruling the Republic was ruled out, as The League advanced an official … Continue reading Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?

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

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)