Giuseppe Conte’s government is over. It is a very hot summer in Italy, as the country has to deal with a huge political crisis. One of the two vice prime ministers, Matteo Salvini, decided to put to an end the current ruling coalition. On Tuesday 20th August, the Senate will held a no-confidence vote against … Continue reading Salvini triggers crisis in Italy because of von der Leyen
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
They are more and more divided, the two ruling parties of Italy, and their respective leaders. Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio are testing the limit of their coalition, which is not planned at EU level, and unless a last minute U-turn, will not be replicated in the next European Parliament. There, the League and … Continue reading Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?
Italians don’t like Europe and their vote will be against the EU as we know it. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank, released its latest publication on the vote intentions and the news coming from the Italian peninsula are not good. The vast majority of Italians appear in the category … Continue reading Italians in trouble with Europe, as majority is EU-critic and 17% undecided
Luigi di Maio’s Five Stars Movement (M5S) is in trouble. According to forecasts its presumed allies in Europe are unlikely to elect a single MEP. Such a scenario is contained in the first set of projections on how the next European Parliament would look like, based on national polling data from the beginning of February … Continue reading Stars don’t align for M5S in Europe
“After the European elections, everything will change”. As if a handful of MEPs, 20, 30 or even 40 had the power to do so… Once again politicians from the Five Stars Movement (M5S) are selling what they don’t in store. As if they didn’t promised Italians too much at home, M5S are doubling down by … Continue reading Fact check: Five Star messages, how many stars credibility?
Italy sparked outrage in France and isolated itself as the Deputy Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, accused the neighboring country to conduct colonialism policy in Africa, resulting in massive migration. According for the Italian minister for Foreign Affairs, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, this was a normal exchange, just a new way of conducting the political debate … Continue reading Fact check: Is France conducting a colonial policy in Africa?
Populism, far-right, liberalism. There is a bit of everything in the recipe of the Five Star Movement (M5S) for Europe. M5S’ leader, Luigi Di Maio, started to unveil his plans for the next alliances in Europe in a visit to Brussels on 9 January. He had meetings with the leaders of different political forces: Kukiz … Continue reading Di Maio in Brussels: In search of European allies
Call them “alternative”, if you think they are. Politicians from the 5-Star Movement (M5S) say they are anti-system and anti-establishment. Especially outside Italy, it is not easy to put them into a category. M5S is a completely new political force, confronted to all traditional issues. Not having the majority to rule the country alone, Luigi … Continue reading M5S: You can call them ‘alternative’…