No EP group for M5S. Those who promised change are unable to deliver

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

Both Salvini and Di Maio want a group of their own in EP, but is this possible?

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?

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

European Parliament, second attempt of banning ‘fake groups’

The members of the European Parliament want to keep the EU institution safe from anti-European forces by avoiding that after the European elections groups like EFDD and ENF could be established. Political groups are not just about money and privileges, they have a common background, common values and, above all, a common agenda. MEPs are … Continue reading European Parliament, second attempt of banning ‘fake groups’

Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?

“This marriage is not to take place, neither tomorrow, nor at any other time”. The quote from Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed can be used to depict a new chapter of the Italian (political) literature. The union at EU level between the two parties co-ruling the Republic was ruled out, as The League advanced an official … Continue reading Will M5S agree to be The League’s underdog also at EU level?