Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda

After an eighteen years’ break, Silvio Berlusconi signed a new contract with the Italian people. In 2001 he played the highly-publicised card of signing a written document with all the political commitments of his government agenda. The Cavaliere did it live, in one of the biggest TV show in the recent history of the Italian … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda

Verhofstadt’s big fat Italian blunder

Guy Verhofstadt made a gift to the Italian eurosceptic forces by offending their country's leader. The president of the European Liberals (ALDE) crossed the tiny red line that divides the right of critic from insult by accusing the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, to be “a puppet” of the leaders of the two ruling parties. … Continue reading Verhofstadt’s big fat Italian blunder

What Europe for Savona? Everything and its opposite

Once upon a time Paolo Savona, the man who served as minister of European Affairs until yesterday (5 February), before being appointed new president of the government authority of Italy responsible for regulating the Italian securities market (CONSOB). He leaves after eight months characterized by a lower profile than expected, with a political legacy all … Continue reading What Europe for Savona? Everything and its opposite