The intriguing story of former MEP Lara Comi

Lara Comi says goodbye. After two consecutive European legislatures, the young woman won’t sit in the next European Parliament. The leader of Forza Italia (FI), Silvio Berlusconi, was head of the list and was elected in more than one constituency. The 82-old politician was then obliged to indicate where he intended to be declared elected, … Continue reading The intriguing story of former MEP Lara Comi

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

Mario Furore, from Five Star Movement, is the youngest Italian MEP

The youngest MEP of the Italian delegation is from the Five Star Movement (M5S). Among the 73 people who will represent the country in the next European Parliament Mario Furore, 31, is the youngest. Born in 1988, an activist for the Movement since December 2012, Furore is among the six candidates elected in the constituency … Continue reading Mario Furore, from Five Star Movement, is the youngest Italian MEP

Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

European elections were held, now it’s time for the European Parliament to be constituted. The 73 MEPs coming from the Italian peninsula are now known. The League will have the biggest delegation with 28 members (+23 compared to the outgoing legislature), followed by the Democratic Party (PD) with 19 elected candidates (-12) and the Five … Continue reading Who won? Here the list of the next 73 Italian MEPs

EU elections, what next? New European Parliament to be operational the 1st of July

Europeans spoke. They voted to renew the European Parliament, and now the next legislature can start. It is now the real political moment of Europe. So, what next? As of today the elected candidates will have to work in order to shape their near future. This is the post-electoral phase during which MEPs negotiate to … Continue reading EU elections, what next? New European Parliament to be operational the 1st of July

Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

It is too early to have the complete list of all 73 Italian MEPs who will sit in the next European Parliament. Votes have not all been counted yet, and in some cases it will depend on single personal decisions. In fact some people were candidates in more than one constituency, and they were elected … Continue reading Preferences and elected candidates, a first feedback from Italy

MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

Bad news come from Europe for Italy, and even worse news for Italy can come from next May elections. Among all the political forces sitting in the European Parliament, the Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is the one with the people able to influence the activity of the EU body. There are eight Italians … Continue reading MEPs from Democratic Party: the best working Italians in Brussels

Committed and proactive, Five Star Movement are the new Italian Greens

The Five Stars Movement (M5S) are the new Italian Greens. No other national delegation in the European Parliament performed so well on climate during this European legislature, according to a special scoreboard published by Climate Action Network Europe (CAN). In the reader-friendly document the activity of all political groups on ecology during the last five … Continue reading Committed and proactive, Five Star Movement are the new Italian Greens

An educated preview of the next Italian constituency in the EP

In just one month from now, after the 26 May European elections in Italy, it will be possible to compare this forecast with the actual results. This “educated guess” is based on the published lists by the major political players, on the latest opinion polls, and the possibility for the preferential vote to re-arrange some … Continue reading An educated preview of the next Italian constituency in the EP

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