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

European Parliament, second attempt of banning ‘fake groups’

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’

Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?

“This marriage is not to take place, neither tomorrow, nor at any other time”. The quote from Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed can be used to depict a new chapter of the Italian (political) literature. The union at EU level between the two parties co-ruling the Republic was ruled out, as The League advanced an official … Continue reading Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?

Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group

An anti-populist amendment to the review the Parliament's Rules of Procedure sparked anger in Brussels. The group Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) harshly criticized the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for a move which was read as an attempt to stop the anti-establishment forces in their activity of building up alliances. The main idea … Continue reading Jo Leinen: UKIP and 5-Stars gave life to a fake group