No Italians for the far-left group. It is the second time in the history of the European elections

For the second time in the history of the European elections, the far-left parliamentary group won’t have any Italian member. The vote held last 26 May rewarded four right-wing political forces, plus the Democratic party (PD), sitting within the group of social-democrats (S&D). As a consequence, the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group (most commonly … Continue reading No Italians for the far-left group. It is the second time in the history of the European elections

Italy, where are you? Freedom of thought under (Salvini’s) attack in a country where towns are displaced

Geography and democracy: Salvini is not familiar with none of them. The leader of the League has shown his real nature in less than one week. First, he called Italians to vote for his party at the upcoming European elections by issuing a wrong poster, then he sent anti-terrorism agents to a public school because … Continue reading Italy, where are you? Freedom of thought under (Salvini’s) attack in a country where towns are displaced

Five Stars and the League are disinformation factories, EP study revealed

Let the people get confused, then rule! Mystify the reality to manipulate the elections! Thus, get power! Italy is a more than a threat, Italy is a real problem and the European Parliament knows it. At the upcoming European elections the League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S) will come up as the big winners … Continue reading Five Stars and the League are disinformation factories, EP study revealed

Italy mourns the politician who signed the Maastricht treaty

Gianni De Michelis put his signature to the Maastricht treaty, the legal document which gave more powers to the European Parliament Italy lost another piece of its past, glorious, pro-European history, as Gianni De Michelis passed away at the age of 79. One of the most prominent names within the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), De … Continue reading Italy mourns the politician who signed the Maastricht treaty

European elections, football second division kicks abstention out

Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Franco Baresi, and the list could continue. Italy means football. The country has a long and glorious tradition in this sport, a true religion for Italians. But what is the link with the European elections? Serie BKT, the second-highest division in the Italian football league system, joined “This … Continue reading European elections, football second division kicks abstention out

PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

The Italian Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is going to miss key actors on the European scene. Two women, Alessia Mosca and Silvia Costa, announced their intention not to run for the 26 May European elections. So did Paolo De Castro, the agriculture nerd, who was convinced to change his mind and run for … Continue reading PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

Italians don’t want MEPs in trouble with justice

Italians want clean people in politics. This is the proposal coming from Italy for the European Union of the future. The web platform “We Europeans” asked the citizens of the EU how to rebuild, in practice, Europe. People decided to play the game, whose outcome is a in the set of the ten proposals selected for … Continue reading Italians don’t want MEPs in trouble with justice

The Group of Souverenists in the making

(Article by Piotr Maciej Kaczynski, for 2019euelectionpoland) Remember the Salvini visit in Warsaw in January? That’s past. On Wednesday, PiS Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński met with the delegation of Brothers of Italy, a ECR party from Italy with no MEPs yet. https://twitter.com/pisorgpl/status/1113414507731329024 The Brothers of Italy joined the ECR back in November. This seems to be … Continue reading The Group of Souverenists in the making

What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?

“Neo-fascist”. There is no other way to define an organization championing fascism. In Italy the apology of fascism is illegal. But the minister for Home Affairs, Matteo Salvini, in charge of applying the legislation, lets fascists to do whatever they want. It happened in Prato, city in the central region of Tuscany. This is where … Continue reading What happens when the guardian against fascism champions fascism?