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

A guide to the Italian substitute MEPs

In the European Parliament all MEPs have ‘extra-job’ to do, as they are responsible for one or more parliamentary committees of which they are members, plus one or more committees where they work as substitute members whenever needed. In the EU body, in fact, there are ‘official’ members of the European Parliament, and there are … Continue reading A guide to the Italian substitute MEPs

The intriguing story of former MEP Lara Comi

Lara Comi says goodbye. After two consecutive European legislatures, the young woman won’t sit in the next European Parliament. The leader of Forza Italia (FI), Silvio Berlusconi, was head of the list and was elected in more than one constituency. The 82-old politician was then obliged to indicate where he intended to be declared elected, … Continue reading The intriguing story of former MEP Lara Comi

Italy with no seats in the presidency of the EPP group. It never happened before

Once upon a time… there was Italy. However, in the next European legislature Italy will have no representatives in the board of the European People’s Party group (EPP), the most prominent political organism within the European Parliament. For the first time in the history of the elected European Parliament, the Italian delegation will not have … Continue reading Italy with no seats in the presidency of the EPP group. It never happened before

Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

European elections were held, now it’s time for the European Parliament to be constituted. The 73 MEPs coming from the Italian peninsula are now known. The League will have the biggest delegation with 28 members (+23 compared to the outgoing legislature), followed by the Democratic Party (PD) with 19 elected candidates (-12) and the Five … Continue reading Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

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

MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

Bad news come from Europe for Italy, and even worse news for Italy can come from next May elections. Among all the political forces sitting in the European Parliament, the Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is the one with the people able to influence the activity of the EU body. There are eight Italians … Continue reading MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

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

For Tajani, the European Parliament’s top job is a springboard to leading Italy

Antonio Tajani is in search of a second mandate as president of the European Parliament, and announced to be candidate to succeed himself. After months of speculations, the vice-president of Forza Italia has finally clarified his intentions. “Yes, I am a candidate”, he revealed on Wednesday (23 January) speaking to the Italian press in Brussels. … Continue reading For Tajani, the European Parliament’s top job is a springboard to leading Italy