The M5S delegation divided on the new college of commissioner. Strasbourg vote formalized the internal crisis of the party The Five Star Movement (M5S) got split over the new European Commission. Ten out of the total 14 MEPs voted in favor of the EU executive body led by Ursula von der Leyen, two abstained and … Continue reading New EU Commission brought less Stars to the Movement
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?
What do David Sassoli and Fabio Massimo Castaldo have in common? Apparently just the fact they are both Italian politicians. But there is much more. They both made the history of Italy in the European Parliament, emerging as the real winners of the first plenary sitting of the new European legislature. The directly elected EU … Continue reading Sassoli and Castaldo: two Italians are the real winners of the new European Parliament
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
It is too early to have the complete list of all 73 Italian MEPs who will sit in the next European Parliament. Votes have not all been counted yet, and in some cases it will depend on single personal decisions. In fact some people were candidates in more than one constituency, and they were elected … Continue reading Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy
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’