First voting Plenary session, first financial aid to Italy from the new MEPs

The new European legislature started with a multi-million aid to Italy. The European Parliament was in Strasbourg this week for the first Plenary session after the summer break. It was the first time that the new MEPs were called to adopt legislative texts, and on Wednesday (18 September) the Parliament gave the green light to … Continue reading First voting Plenary session, first financial aid to Italy from the new MEPs

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

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