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

Why the new Italian government is not good news at all

Finally Italy went out of the crisis. The agreement between the Democratic Party (PD) and the Five Star Movement (M5S) is there. But it is not a complete good news. The green light came from the internet, as the Movement put the draft agreement under referendum for all its voters registered to the e-platform Rousseau. … Continue reading Why the new Italian government is not good news at all

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

Von der Leyen hostage of the Italian political paralysis

Italy is blocking Ursula von der Leyen’s activity. The Italian delay in finding a name for the next European Commission prevents the German Commission chief from finalizing the structure of the EU executive body. EU sources told this website that the President elect can’t work on the distribution of portfolios because of the missing candidate … Continue reading Von der Leyen hostage of the Italian political paralysis

New ruling coalition in Italy offers Mogherini the chance of a second mandate

Until few weeks ago it was out of any probability that Italy could propose Federica Mogherini as member of the next European Commission. Then, with the solution of the political crisis, everything changed. As a result, Mogherini is now one of the names circulating as possible Italian EU commissioner to enter to function in November. … Continue reading New ruling coalition in Italy offers Mogherini the chance of a second mandate

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?

The Italian real winner of the European elections is the Democratic Party

The social-democrats got 6 ‘top jobs’ in the new EP, the League none UPDATE 5 September 2019++Please note that the situation described in this article has been little bit changed. On 3 September MEP Giuliano Pisapia, from PD, was elected vice-president of the Constitutional Affair committee. The day after Roberto Gualtieri was proposed as new … Continue reading The Italian real winner of the European elections is the Democratic Party

Will Rome provoke Brussels by proposing Giorgetti for Commissioner?

Italy is about to provoke Europe by proposing a Commissioner know as a sceptic with regard to the single currency. Each member state has the right of having a commissioner, and Italy will table its proposal as all other countries. The difference is that the name that is being circulated in the last days is … Continue reading Will Rome provoke Brussels by proposing Giorgetti for Commissioner?

Isolated or out of the games? The irrelevant role of Italy, the main EU outsider

Italy is not an influent player in the political game for the nomination of the EU top jobs. It is not a surprise. The Italian head of government, Giuseppe Conte, doesn’t belong to any of the four major European political families in charge of shaping an alliance for the next European legislature, starting on 2 … Continue reading Isolated or out of the games? The irrelevant role of Italy, the main EU outsider