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

An Italian initiative to bring the EU to schools and universities

“The spring of Europe” has more than one goal. The initiative, a project by EU Commission representation in Italy and the Italian office of the European Parliament, aims at bringing the EU at school in order to convince the young citizens to be active part of the democratic life. During one week Italy will be … Continue reading An Italian initiative to bring the EU to schools and universities

Industrial world banks on well-informed vote

Those who don’t vote allow others to decide their future. The turnout figure for the 2014 European Parliament elections reached an all-time low at 42.54%. For Italy the figure was 57.22%, higher than the EU average, but in constant and dramatic decline since European elections were first held in 1979. This is the context in … Continue reading Industrial world banks on well-informed vote

Is Italy out of love with EU?

Italians don’t have much confidence in the European Union, the latest Eurobarometer survey revealed. According to the opinion poll released  just before the Christmas break, voters in Italy don’t trust the EU more than the British. Also, Italians don’t think their opinion counts much at EU level. This is something to take into account, since … Continue reading Is Italy out of love with EU?