European elections, football second division kicks abstention out

Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Franco Baresi, and the list could continue. Italy means football. The country has a long and glorious tradition in this sport, a true religion for Italians. But what is the link with the European elections? Serie BKT, the second-highest division in the Italian football league system, joined “This … Continue reading European elections, football second division kicks abstention out

Press release: Our blogging project gave birth to EUnewsPortugal!

Five months ago we launched the five blogs covering the EU elections in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Italy and France. We have published a total of 306 articles to this hour, and the European election is only starting! We have been invited to speak about our project to students and journalistic associations. Concrete result of the … Continue reading Press release: Our blogging project gave birth to EUnewsPortugal!

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

Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

Italians don’t like Europe and their vote will be against the EU as we know it. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank, released its latest publication on the vote intentions and the news coming from the Italian peninsula are not good. The vast majority of Italians appear in the category … Continue reading Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided

PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

The Italian Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is going to miss key actors on the European scene. Two women, Alessia Mosca and Silvia Costa, announced their intention not to run for the 26 May European elections. So did Paolo De Castro, the agriculture nerd, who was convinced to change his mind and run for … Continue reading PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

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

What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?

“Neo-fascist”. There is no other way to define an organization championing fascism. In Italy the apology of fascism is illegal. But the minister for Home Affairs, Matteo Salvini, in charge of applying the legislation, lets fascists to do whatever they want. It happened in Prato, city in the central region of Tuscany. This is where … Continue reading What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?

Emma Bonino among ALDE candidates for the next European Commission

One of the candidates of the European Liberals (ALDE) for the presidency of the next European Commission is Emma Bonino. The former EU commissioner will represent Italy in this special “Team Europe”, built up to in the light of the next European elections. It will be the EU Parliament to finally endorse the new head … Continue reading Emma Bonino among ALDE candidates for the next European Commission

Europe got concerned as Italy winks at China

It’s not only about Russia, but China as well. Italy raises concern in Europe for its new policy, by paying great attention to the East at the expense of the traditional alliances, especially the European ones. Conte’s cabinet choices cannot remain unnoticed. The League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S) have a vision of the … Continue reading Europe got concerned as Italy winks at China