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
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Five Stars escaped the crisis in Italy, but split in Brussels
The delegation of the Five Star Movement (M5S) at the European Parliament is losing unity, and risks falling into pieces. At least two MEPs criticized the decision of the party of forming a governing coalition with the Democratic Party (PD). The new Italian government, in other words, caused an earthquake inside the Movement. Ignazio Corrao … Continue reading Five Stars escaped the crisis in Italy, but split in Brussels
Italy has a new government. Gualtieri leaves EP to become Economy minister, Gentiloni to be proposed as commissioner
Finally Italy has a new government and a nomination for the European Commission. Giuseppe Conte will guide his second ruling coalition, after the president of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, accepted both the team and the political program. On Thursday (5 September) the new executive formed by the Democratic Party (PD) and the Five Star Movement … Continue reading Italy has a new government. Gualtieri leaves EP to become Economy minister, Gentiloni to be proposed as commissioner
Agreement looming, but can M5S and PD work together?
Italy is approaching a decisive moment, as the time given to the political parties to avoid a huge political crisis is about to expire. The president of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, authorised the Democratic Party (PD) and the Five Star Movement (M5S) to hold negotiations in order to see whether forming a new government is … Continue reading Agreement looming, but can M5S and PD work together?
Italians don’t see the EU as something they can rely on
The European elections confirmed Italians feel the EU is far from them. Their vote was the expression of disaffection for the European Union, the latest Eurobarometer survey revealed. A special report was published last week under the title “First results of the European Parliament post-electoral survey”, as a first analysis of the citizens’ attitudes across … Continue reading Italians don’t see the EU as something they can rely on
The League voted against von der Leyen: Is a crisis looming in Italy?
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?
The M5S embarrassing exculpation after failing to form a group
They were very vocal in denouncing “fake news” linked to them. But now MEPs from the Five Star Movement (M5S) are the first to offer an alternative version of reality. It’s not easy to tell voters that something went wrong. If the M5S have no parliamentary family and have no choice but to seat within … Continue reading The M5S embarrassing exculpation after failing to form a group
No EP group for M5S. Those who promised change are unable to deliver
Now it is official: the Five Stars Movement (M5S) won’t be part of any political group in the new European Parliament. What this website predicted came true: the Italian anti-establishment force will seat with the non-attached members (the group of Non-Inscrits, NI). The decision was announced after a last, desperate attempt to find an affiliation. … Continue reading No EP group for M5S. Those who promised change are unable to deliver
Mario Furore, from Five Star Movement, is the youngest Italian MEP
The youngest MEP of the Italian delegation is from the Five Star Movement (M5S). Among the 73 people who will represent the country in the next European Parliament Mario Furore, 31, is the youngest. Born in 1988, an activist for the Movement since December 2012, Furore is among the six candidates elected in the constituency … Continue reading Mario Furore, from Five Star Movement, is the youngest Italian MEP
Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?
They are more and more divided, the two ruling parties of Italy, and their respective leaders. Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio are testing the limit of their coalition, which is not planned at EU level, and unless a last minute U-turn, will not be replicated in the next European Parliament. There, the League and … Continue reading Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?