Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

Maybe it’s enthusiasm, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Whatever the reason, Patrizia Toia was wrong. On Tuesday (10 September) the Democratic Party (PD) MEP made public remarks containing false information about the European Union. And it’s put on writing, in the press release sent to the press immediately after the official nomination of Paolo Gentiloni as … Continue reading Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

Gentiloni to be commissioner for Economic Affairs under Dombrovskis’ watch

Well, but not so well. Italy asked for the commissioner for the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs. To achieve this goal the new-formed government proposed former prime minister Paolo Gentiloni to replace Pierre Moscovici. The Italian offer was accepted, but the final outcome is not so good for the “Belpaese”. … Continue reading Gentiloni to be commissioner for Economic Affairs under Dombrovskis’ watch

Italy, net contributor and great beneficiary of the EU

Italy gives more than what the Republic receives from Europe. This is the mantra of the two major leading political parties in Italy right now, the League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S). They keep repeating this statement in order to stress how Italy should be given respect by the other European partners. The leaders … Continue reading Italy, net contributor and great beneficiary of the EU

Salvini leads the populist wave in Europe. Italy emerging as a threat for EU

Matteo Salvini is the new king of Italy. He won the European elections much better than expected. His party, the League, is the first national party with 34,3% of the vote. It is the best electoral performance ever for the political party since its foundation, in 1991. The outcome is even beyond the last poll … Continue reading Salvini leads the populist wave in Europe. Italy emerging as a threat for EU